Volunteers are being sought to help guide the future of policing in North Yorkshire and York.
The North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is seeking two people from North Yorkshire or York to serve as co-opted independent members for a four-year term from this summer.
Voters will go to the polls in November to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner for the area covered by the North Yorkshire Police Force.
The commissioner will consult the panel on the plans and budget for policing, as well as the level of council tax and the appointment of a chief constable. The panel will also provide checks and balances to the commissioner’s performance.
Neil Irving, North Yorkshire County Council’s Assistant Director, Policy and Partnerships said:
This is an exciting opportunity to be involved from the start in new, very different arrangements for police governance and accountability.
The County Council is helping to co-ordinate the setting up of the new Panel, along with partner organisations including the District and Borough Councils.
The role of a Panel member will be an important and demanding one. The typical commitment is expected to average one day a month. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, and Panel members will be reimbursed for travelling expenses.
We would particularly welcome applications for people with experience (in a paid or unpaid role) in community safety, victim support, criminal justice, and other related issues.
For further information and an application form, go to www.nypartnerships.org.uk/pcp or call 01609 536030.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 June, 2012.