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Apologies were received from Councillor Ian Davison and Mr Andrew Davies.
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The report is attached.
Following notification by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) of his intention to appoint a preferred candidate, Mrs Emma Daniell, to the role of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC), the Panel held a Confirmation Hearing in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
The Panel noted the report on the selection process for the appointment of a DPCC provided by the Commissioner, which included:
· A copy of the advertisement to publicise the post;
· The job description and person specification;
· Details of the selection process including pre-arranged interview questions enabling candidates to outline their relevant knowledge, skills and experience;
· An introduction to the preferred candidate from the Commissioner; and
· The proposed terms and conditions of the appointment.
The Panel had also been provided with a copy of the preferred candidate’s application covering letter and curriculum vitae.
The Commissioner gave an overview of the process followed to select his preferred candidate. After shortlisting, two candidates were interviewed. He stated that Emma Daniell had demonstrated her aptitude for the role, including the requisite personal skills. He highlighted Emma Daniell’s extensive knowledge of policing, stating that she had served as a police officer in another force area for 16 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant. During this time, she had demonstrated an aptitude for engagement work with community groups and partner agencies. As a Staff Officer at West Mercia Police, she had developed a strong understanding of operational policing.
The Commissioner commended Emma Daniell to the Panel.
The Panel then asked wide-ranging questions of the candidate related to her professional competence and personal independence. Emma Daniell provided detailed responses enabling the Panel to assess her suitability for the role.
The Hearing was adjourned at 10:56 to enable the Panel to deliberate privately before arriving at a resolution.
At 11:23, the meeting was reconvened. The Chair announced the Panel’s resolution to approve the appointment of Emma Daniell as DPCC. This would be confirmed in writing as specified by the relevant legislation.
The Panel’s letter to the Police and Crime Commissioner of 25 April 2022 is appended to these minutes.
The meeting rose at 11:25.