England & Wales

Police and Crime Commissioners: developing the role and working with partners


It is less than four months since Police and Crime Commissioners were elected; Police and Crime Panels established and Police Authorities abolished. How are the new roles and structures working?

Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and Councillor Joe Orson, Chair of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Panel will be giving an account of their experiences so far; the issues they face and plans for the coming year.

The seminar will also provide delegates with expert perspectives on developing good practice in scrutiny of Police and Crime Commissioners and wider community engagement within the new democratic structures.

There will be plenty of opportunity to question and discuss the issues with the speakers and for participants to share their perspectives and experiences of how the new arrangements are working in their areas.

Copies of presentations and notes from the seminar will be circulated to all participants following the event.


09:30-10:00 Registration and refreshments

10:00-10:10 Welcome and introductions; Alan Waters, Learning and Development Manager, LGiU

10:10-11:05 Policing, crime and community safety: representing the views of local people; Vera Baird, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

11:05-11:45 Strengthening the role of Police and Crime Panels: the Leicestershire approach; Cllr Joe Orson, Chair, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Panel

11: 45-12:00 Refreshment break

12:00-12:45 Police and Crime Panels: challenges and emerging good practice; Tim Young, Scrutiny Specialist and Associate, Frontline Training and LGIU

12:45-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:15 Connecting with PCCs and PCPs: making sure ‘communities’ have a voice; Maxine Moar, Moar Communities and LGIU Associate

14: 15-15:00 Facilitated breakout session: Priorities and tasks to ensure strong accountability and engagement with Police and Crime Commissioners

15:15 Close

This programme is correct at time of publication, but programme content may be altered without notice to reflect speaker changes which are beyond our control.

  • Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
  • Cllr Joe Orson JP, Chair of Police and Crime Panel for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • Tim Young, Scrutiny Specialist and Associate, LGIU and Frontline Consulting
  • Maxine Moar, Moar Communities andLGIU Associate
Who should attend?
  • Elected members on police and crime panels
  • Portfolio holders with a community safety brief
  • Organisations involved in community safety and partnership working
  • Officers working in the areas of community safety; community engagement and scrutiny