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Scrutiny and Accountability Board

Chaired by the Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner and attended by the Chief Constable’s Chief Officers, this Board enables in depth scrutiny of particular policing issues, particularly those identified in the Commissioner’s Police & Crime Reduction Plan and the Chief Constable’s associated Delivery Plan.  The meeting also receives updates on key police performance and projects.  Findings are fed through to the Strategic Board. 

Agenda items and minutes from these meetings are available below: 

2020 meetings
Topics Discussed Minutes
  • Use of Force data
  • Update on Automated Facial Recognition (AFR)
 January 2020
  • Victim Satisfaction  
 February 2020
  • Disproportionality 
 August 2020
  • Update on Automated Facial Recognition (AFR)
  • Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) Scheme during Covid-19
 September 2020
  • Community Engagement
 November 2020
  • Update on Automated Facial Recognition (AFR)
  • Race Equality Plan
 December 2020
2021 meetings
Topics Discussed Minutes
  • Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Representation
February 2021
  • Update on Automated Facial Recognition (AFR)
  • Update on Community Engagement
 March 2021
  • Child Protection
 May 2021
  • The Role of the PCSO in supporting the delivery of Community Safety and Neighbourhood Policing
 August 2021
  • Force Action around 101 waiting times

 September 2021
  • Knife Crime
 November 2021
  •  Mental Health Markers
  • Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel Findings
 December 2021
2022 meetings
Topics Discussed Minutes
  • Mental Health Markers

  • Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panels

 March 2022
  •  Progress of Force Race Equality & Anti-Racism Work
 April 2022
  • Protecting Vulnerable Victims of Fraud
 May 2022
  • Updates from the previous meeting in relation to; out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panels and Mental Health Markers
  • Recommendations from Deep Dive meeting on Fraud
  • Scrutiny Forward Plan
July 2022
  • Progress against Workforce Commitments and Plan
  • Progress update against representative workforce actions in the Joint Race Equality Action Plan
  • Recruitment & Positive Action
 November 2022
2023 meetings
Topics Discussed Minutes
  •  Child Exploitation and Vulnerability                                            
 February 2023
  • Recommendations from Deep Dive meeting: Child Exploitation and Vulnerability
  • Review of Scrutiny & Accountability Recommendations from 2022/23
  • Business Assurance Update: Governance & Forward Planning - 2023 and beyond
  • Update on Independent Custody Visiting Scheme
 April 2023

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