Avon and Somerset Police Authority is being replaced by Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner. This means this website will close on November 22 and will be archived by the British Library. The website for Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner will be www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk There will be information about Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner online from November 16.

Scrutiny - Police and Crime Panel

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.

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