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South Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel

 

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis established the Ethics, Transparency and Audit Panel (ETAP) in order to make policing in Staffordshire the most open, transparent and ethical in the country. The ETAP was established as an overarching panel for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. 

 

Following on from the success of the ETAP, the PCC looked to set up Safer Neighbourhood Panels in the eight districts of Staffordshire and three within Stoke-on-Trent to influence policing at the most local level in their communities. 

 

Three areas have been chosen to pilot the panels and South Staffordshire is one of them.

 

The Role of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel is to:

•      Scrutinise all elements of local policing to ensure the delivery of both the PCCs priorities and those

        of Staffordshire Police

•      Provide regular feedback to Local Policing Teams and other community safety forums

•      Collaborate with other functions to ensure that engagement and scrutiny work with Staffordshire

        Police is joined up e.g. Ethics, Transparency and Audit      Panel, Staffordshire Police Ethics Panel

•      Utilise and provide information that will aid greater transparency and openness

•      Assist in the building of further community engagement opportunities

•      Contribute to the wellbeing of the local area

 

The Panel will be supported by South Staffordshire Council and Staffordshire Police. The Panel can suggest topics to be discussed and ideas will be proposed by Matthew Ellis, Local People and Staffordshire Police.

 

The panel is  made up of local residents, local councillors, business representatives and magistrates and will meet regularly with the South Staffordshire local policing commander. They will influence local policing and community safety, scrutinise the work done by police in the area, give feedback to their community and examine the impact of community resolutions and restorative justice in South Staffordshire.

 

Minutes of Meetings can be found here;

 

27th March 2015

 

30th July 2015

 
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