Appeal for volunteers at police misconduct hearings

May 29 2018

Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is looking for people to sit on police officer misconduct hearing panels.

Three people are sought for the independent role. The PCC says they will need to have skills in integrity, independence and judgement, and be passionate about improving policing. 

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in misconduct hearings as and when required. Allowances and expenses will be paid.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “Police officers are expected to demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and conduct in the service they provide. In cases where an officer may have fallen below these standards, local people have the right to expect the matter will be dealt with thoroughly and fairly.

“Becoming an independent person assisting police officer misconduct panels requires the ability to make fair and evidence based judgements about an officer’s conduct as well as deciding on appropriate sanctions.  As an impartial voice on the panel, your role will also provide assurance to our communities that conduct matters are treated seriously.”

“It is really important to involve independent local people in policing and I am pleased to be able to offer this opportunity. I cannot do this role alone and want to hear from people who are committed to and passionate about improving policing.”