Police and Crime Panel

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The Police and Crime Panel oversees the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Information about the work of the panel and meeting agendas and minutes can be found below:


The Police and Crime Panel is made up of:

  • Cllr Tony Riordan - Stockton-on-Tees (Chair)
  • Cllr Graham Cutler - Redcar and Cleveland (Vice-Chair)
  • Cllr Norma Stephenson - Stockton-on-Tees
  • Cllr Stefan Houghton - Stockton-on-Tees
  • Cllr Steve Nelson -Stockton-on-Tees
  • Cllr Chris Jones - Redcar and Cleveland
  • Cllr Barrie Cooper - Middlesbrough
  • Cllr Matthew Storey - Middlesbrough
  • Cllr Lee Cartwright - Hartlepool
  • Cllr Carl Quartermain - Redcar and Cleveland
  • Cllr Dave Hunter - Hartlepool
  • Mayor Andy Preston - Middlesbrough
  • Paul McGrath - Non-Political Independent Member
  • Luigi Salvati - Non-Political Independent Member


Public Participation

Members of the public may ask questions at the Police & Crime Panel in line with the process detailed in 'Public Participation at meetings'.


The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role

The PCC:

  • Represents the interests of local communities
  • Holds the Chief Constable to account for police performance
  • Sets the priorities for the Force and prepares the Police and Crime Plan
  • Appoints (and dismisses if necessary) the Chief Constable
  • Sets the Police budget and the part of council tax that goes to policing
  • Works with other agencies and partners to improve public safety
  • Commissions police and crime services.

Visit the Police and Crime Commissioner website for further information.


Complaints about the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC)

The Police and Crime Panel is responsible for dealing with complaints about the conduct of the PCC. The following documentation is available if you wish to submit a complaint regarding the conduct of the PCC.

Make a complaint about the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)


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