Surrey Police and Crime Panel 24th November 2020
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Surrey Police and Crime Panel 24th November 2020

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Surrey Police and Crime Panel 24th November 2020

The Surrey Police and Crime Panel’s role is to examine the actions and decisions of Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and to make sure information is available for the public so that they can hold their Commissioner to account.

This panel is a committee of Surrey County Council and consists of one elected councillor from each of Surrey’s twelve local authorities in Surrey and two co-opted independent members.

The committee discussed/debated the following items at the meeting:

Scrutiny meetings are the most interesting when members of the committee ask difficult questions of those being scrutinised. At one point during the meeting, Cllr Andrew Povey (Con) said to the PCC “I am not quite sure where the Commissioner gets his optimism from because when I look at appendix A, performance measures, every one where there is a quantitative measure from the baseline, the current performance is worse, and in particular the positive outcome rate for crimes against vulnerable people dropped from 26.5% to 13.2%, a 50% drop. So I can’t quite share the optimism of the Commissioner, but perhaps he would like to comment on why every single performance measure has worsened”. Skip to this segment of the meeting here.

The full meeting can be viewed below:

 

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