Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel

The Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel reviews and reports on the actions and decisions of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott.

The panel has 20 members, made up of councillors from each district council in Kent, Medway Council and Kent County Council, together with 2 independent members.

Kent County Council hosts the panel and provides advice and support to panel members.

The panel's role

The panel:

  • reviews all aspects of the Police and Crime Commissioner's work and reviews and reports on the commissioner's actions and decisions
  • approves the precept (the money the Police and Crime Commissioner wants to raise through Council Tax to pay for policing)
  • reviews the person who the commissioner proposes to appoint as Chief Constable, the commissioner's Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer
  • reviews the commissioner's Police and Crime Plan and the commissioner's annual report.

The panel Chairman is Mike Hill, OBE and the Vice-Chairman is Gurvinder Sandher.