New member sought for police ethics committee

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach has launched a recruitment campaign to appoint a new member to his police watchdog committee.

The PCC is looking for a local resident to join his Ethics, Integrity and Complaints Committee, which aims to maintain and build trust and confidence in local policing. 

The forum comprises five unbiased and independent members who are given the responsibility of scrutinising the behaviour, actions and decisions of police officers and staff.

The Committee debates and advises on complex operational or personnel issues and provides oversight of the police complaints system, ensuring handling meets the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.

Members must either work or live in the Leicestershire area and will be required to attend four meetings per year as well as undertake work between meetings to successfully perform their duties. This includes dip sampling of complaint files and other scrutiny roles.

Willy Bach said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join an important team which plays a vital role in building trust and confidence in local policing services in Leicestershire. 

“This is a challenging role for somebody with sound critical thinking skills who can use their own professional experience, judgement and knowledge to maintain the openness and accountability of their local police force.

“Committee members are highly respected members of the policing team.” 

People with experience or knowledge in health and medicine, law and criminal justice, applied ethics and public policy, commerce/finance/business, community service or partnership/voluntary working or the private sector are among the backgrounds being sought.

Full training will be provided and an annual allowance will be paid plus expenses.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4 October 2019. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

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Posted on Thursday 12th September 2019
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