Commissioner urges public to volunteer for misconduct panel
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire is looking for volunteers to help decide cases of police misconduct across the Eastern Region.

All commissioners are required to maintain lists of independent people to sit on police misconduct panels. The period of office for current panel members expires this year and commissioners across Beds, Cambs, Essex, Herts, Norfolk and Suffolk are recruiting more volunteers to serve a five-year term on the multi-force panel.

The Commissioner, David Lloyd, said: “It is vital that police uphold high standards of conduct throughout their duties and having panel members who are independent of the service is a key part of making sure that matters are dealt with fairly and with transparency.”

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have an understanding of the need for high standards of conduct in the police service and a commitment to fairness and equality. The qualities sought include strong analytical and communication skills, self-confidence and the ability to take a balanced, open minded and objective approach to issues presented.

Independent members will be expected to be available to attend misconduct hearings in any of the above policing areas. A daily allowance for attending hearings is payable, together with travel and subsistence costs.

Members may also be required, on a rotational basis, to sit on the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Integrity and Standards Committee.

Further information is available on the Commissioner’s website or by contacting the commissioner’s office at Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4GZ, emailing or by calling (01707) 806100.