The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel met on Monday 31st July and finalised the appointments for the new municipal year. The full list can be found at: http://westmidlandspcp.co.uk/members-and-named-substitutes-201718/
Item 4 Public Question Time
The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel met on Monday and voted to support the £5 average increase to the policing precept proposed by the Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.
The Panel, which did have the power to veto the proposal, accepted the increase after a detailed question and answer session with the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The increase is based on an average precept increase of £5. This would produce a charge for each property band for 2017/18, as follows:-
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The Panel’s report has been published on the Panel website at http://westmidlandspcp.co.uk/publications/
The Panel further asked that the PCC carefully consider the costs of policing large events, such as football matches, to ensure full cost recovery (including consequential costs, such as policing the routes to and from a match). Those events that are for profit should be distinguished from public demonstrations.
The precept is the part of the council tax that pays for policing. The Police and Crime Commissioner must present his proposals each year to the Police and Crime Panel.
The Panel, made up of councillors from the 7 West Midlands local councils and two independent members, must review the proposal and agree, made recommendations, or veto the Commissioner’s proposal.
On 5th September 2016 Panel Members questioned David Jamieson PCC about his new draft Police and Crime Plan – the document that sets out the strategic objectives for West Midlands Police. Read our report with recommendations for the PCC and the PCC’s response.
The revised Police and Crime Plan will be available, once finalised, on the PCC’s website.
The meeting is available to watch online at: http://www.coventry.public-i.tv