Police panel looking for two new recruits
THERE is just one week left to apply to get involved in shaping policing across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
An influential panel is looking for two people with an interest in community safety, crime and disorder and the impact on victims to apply for important roles.
The independent members sit on the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Panel, and have the opportunity to support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
The four-year role involves attending around six meetings a year and has a yearly allowance of £1,000.
Councillor Joe Orson, chair of the panel, said: “These roles offer a unique opportunity to influence local policing and community safety work, and raise your views directly with the PCC.
“Independent members represent our residents so if you have a genuine interest in policing, I’d encourage you to find out more.”
Leicestershire County Council is responsible for running the panel – the body is consulted on policing plans, council tax precept proposals and certain key appointments, including the Chief Constable.
Applications are invited from people over the age of 18 from all backgrounds and geographical areas of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
A yearly allowance of £1,000 is available and travel expenses can be claimed.
Independent members cannot be anyone who is a member of a local authority.
For further details and an application form, please contact Euan Walters in Democratic Services at Leicestershire County Council on: 0116 305 6016 or via email at: Euan. Walters@leics.gov.uk
The closing date for applications is November 20 and interviews will be held on December 8.
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