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The PCC will be scrutinised by police and crime panels (PCP) which will be formed by a minimum of 10 representatives from local authorities in Avon and Somerset and two independent members or co-optees.
The intention is to allow PCPs and member councils to decide what membership works best for their force area, co-opting further members, both elected and independent, where required, up to a maximum panel size of 20.
The duties of the panel include:
Read more frequently asked questions on the panel
Information on Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Panel is now available on Bristol City Council's website.