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Police Seek Members of the Public for Panel

In a new joint venture, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable are seeking members of the public who want to help make a difference in their local community.

Five energetic, committed and independent individuals are being sought to join the Joint Audit, Risk and Assurance Panel (JARAP) as one of four panel members, or as chairperson. The JARAP oversees the systems and processes used by the Commissioner and the Chief Constable to deliver policing services to local communities in line with the priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan, due to be published shortly.

Commissioner Sir Clive Loader, said: “We value the views of the local public and it is important that we empower them to help us to address policing, criminal justice and community safety concerns.  With this in mind, we want to create a panel that is diverse and representative of the local communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

“We want to recruit independent people who genuinely care about local policing issues and are prepared to make challenges to bring about improvements, ensuring integrity is upheld and value for money is achieved. 

“Whilst these are demanding roles, they provide a great opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable and to play a part in making a real difference to communities.  We are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming the chairperson or a panel member.” 

Members will be expected to devote a minimum of one day every two months to the JARAP meetings, which are normally held at Leicestershire Police Headquarters.  All members will receive appropriate training and be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred as part of this work. Our first step is to recruit a chairperson, who will then be involved in selecting the four panel members. 

Further information about the Joint Audit, Risk andAssurance Panel can be found here.

Anyone interested in joining the panel can apply for an application pack by telephoning 0116 229 8980 or downloading from our website at www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Vacancies.The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 4 March 2013. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. 

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Posted on Monday 9th May 2016
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