The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) scrutinises and supports the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), including reviewing the Police and Crime Plan and annual report, requesting information and requiring the PCC and their staff to attend public meetings. The PCP can veto a PCC’s proposal for changes to the part of council tax that goes to policing, and the appointment of a Chief Constable. The PCP holds confirmatory hearings for some PCC appointments. There is a PCP in each police force area.
The West Midlands PCP includes twelve elected councillors from across the seven local authorities, and two independent members.
The committee meets in public, so all are welcome to attend and observe.