Po­lice panel look­ing for two new re­cruits

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

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.

A Le­ices­ter City mu­ral prior to the Pre­mier League match be­tween Le­ices­ter City and Ever­ton at The King Power Sta­dium on Oc­to­ber 29. (Photo by Shaun Bot­ter­ill/ Getty Images)

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