Gloucestershire police and crime panel
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The Police and Crime Panel is a joint body of the local authorities served by Gloucestershire Police (i.e. the area of Cheltenham Borough Council, Cotswold District Council, Forest of Dean District Council, Gloucester City Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Stroud District Council, and Tewkesbury Borough Council).
The Panel is to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The functions of the panel are to be exercised with a view to supporting the effective exercise of the functions of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The panel is under a duty to support, as well as challenge, the commissioner.
The local authorities have agreed the formal arrangements for the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel and have appointed sixteen Councillors to be Panel members. The panel has also co-opted two independent members.
Gloucestershire County Council is host local authority for the panel and will provide administrative and other support to the panel and its members.