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PCC opens applications for volunteer complaints panel

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Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has opened applications for a volunteer complaints panel to look at police complaints and highlight good practice.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens pledged during her campaign to make policing as open and transparent as possible. From today people over the age of 18, living or working in the Avon and Somerset area can apply to scrutinise various aspects of policing.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: "I am really pleased to be able to offer opportunities for people to be involved in policing. I feel very privileged to hold the role of Police and Crime Commissioner but I cannot do it alone. I need to hear from people who are passionate about improving policing, who have links with the community and a wide range of views. Anyone over the age of 18, who lives or works in the area, can apply for the role, and I look forward to reading the applications and working with the volunteers."

The volunteers who will receive training and expenses for travel, will be required to take part in quarterly meetings (in office hours) to review police complaint files, highlight where policing is working consistently to extend good practice and submit reports for the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The closing date for applications is March 20, 2013.

For more information, including how to apply, follow the link.

Posted on Friday 25th January 2013
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