MEMBERS of the public are being invited to apply to serve on the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel (PCP) – the body that scrutinises the performance and work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire.

A co-opted independent member is currently being recruited by the panel, which maintains a regular check and balance on the performance of the commissioner and holds him to account.

The PCC is required to consult with the panel on his plans and budget for policing, as well as the level of council tax, and appointment of a Chief Constable.

The panel comprises 18 councillors and two independent non-councillor co-opted members.

The closing date for applications is April 10.

Formal appointments will be made on July 4.

Download the co-opted members recruitment pack at