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Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel News

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel Autumn Newsletter is available now and can be downloaded below.

Safer Neighbourhood Panels, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are made up of local resi-dents who meet regularly with their area’s local policing commander.

The panels shape local policing and community safety and shine the spotlight on the work done by po-lice in their area to ensure greater transparency and help build public confidence. They examine the im-pact 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 innova-tive 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 and the two local policing team areas of Stoke-on-Trent. 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.