On 15 November, the Cleveland Force Area will be electing its first police and crime commissioner.
This post will be responsible for setting the priorities and resources for Cleveland Police, as well as supporting broader community safety activities across the region.
In addition, a police and crime panel will also be established to scrutinise the work of the Commissioner. The panel will consist of representatives from each of the four local authorities in the Force area and two independent co-opted members.
The panel is looking for at least two committed people who either live or work in the Cleveland Force area to serve as co-opted independent members from autumn 2012 for a four year term. The role of a panel member is a demanding one and will require a commitment of an average of one day every two months.
Meetings will generally be held late afternoon or early evening at varying locations throughout the Force area. Panel members will be able to claim reasonable expenses and will receive induction and other appropriate training.
The closing date for applications is 28 September 2012. For a copy of the application pack, please telephone 01642 527060 or 01642 528173.