Safer Neighbourhood Panel
Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panels
The Staffordshire Commissioner urges local residents to step forward to join the panel to help to influence policing at the most local level in their communities.
The panels shape local policing and community safety and shine the spotlight on the work done by police in their area to ensure greater transparency and help build public confidence. They examine the impact of policing, community resolutions and restorative justice, on their communities.
Panel members receive training to help them carry out their role so that they can be involved in innovative work such as examining body camera footage captured during “stop and searches” by local officers.
Panels are established in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands, South Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lichfield, Stafford, Tamworth, East Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent North and Stoke-on-Trent South. They are co-ordinated by the local council in each area but have the freedom to decide how they operate according to local needs.
Safer Neighbourhood Panels give local people the opportunity to hold policing in their area to account.
You can view panels’ previous meeting minutes here and you can read more about the work of Safer Neighbourhood Panels in our news section.