Community Scrutiny Panel

Community Scrutiny Panel Informational Poster

Who we are

Cambridgeshire Community Scrutiny Panel is a group of independent volunteers, aged 16 and above, who live, work or study across Cambridgeshire and share a desire to deliver positive change in policing across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

What we do

We scrutinise incidents where police officers have exercised their Stop and Search, or Use of Force powers, and provide feedback to the Constabulary on what went well and where improvements could be made. Our feedback has implemented real change in the Constabulary, from improving the quality of recorded grounds, to encouraging diversity in Stop And Search officer training.

What is Stop and Search and Use of Force?

Where reasonable grounds exist, Stop and Search powers allow police officers to search a person, or their vehicle, in line with strict protocols and codes of behaviour. In exercising their duties, officers may also use reasonable and proportionate force, but must always show fairness and respect in doing so. We play an active role in ensuring these powers are exercised correctly, proportionately an eithically.

How you can help

We need volunteers from all backgrounds to help be the voice of the public and provide honest, constructive feedback to the Constabulary, to help improve and monitor front-line policing in our County.

How to get involved

To find out more, please visit the Cambridgeshire OPCC website, or alternatively, scan the adjacent QR code.

To register your interest in joining the panel, email Cambridgeshire OPCC at cambs-pcc@cambs.police.ukĀ