Agenda and minutes

Confirmation Hearing, Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel - Friday 9 October 2020 10.30 am

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Contact: Deborah Moseley  Senior Democratic Services Officer


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To receive any apologies from Members of the Panel

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Apologies were received from Councillors Ian Davison and Andrew Wright and Mr Andy Davis.



Disclosures of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are required to register their disclosable pecuniary interests within 28 days of their election or appointment to the Council.

A member attending a meeting where a matter arises in which they has a disclosable pecuniary interest must (unless they has a dispensation):


• Declare the interest if they has not already registered it

• Not participate in any discussion or vote

• Must leave the meeting room until the matter has been dealt with (Standing Order 39).

• Give written notice of any unregistered interest to the Monitoring Officer within 28 days of the meeting Non-pecuniary interests must still be declared in accordance with the Code of Conduct.


These should be declared at the commencement of the meeting.

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Appointment of the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 601 KB

To consider the Appointment of the Chief Executive to the Warwickshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

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Following notification from the Police and Crime Commissioner of his intention to appoint a preferred candidate, Polly Reed, to the role of Chief Executive, 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 the Chief Executive provided by the Commissioner which included:


                 The job profile and person specification

                 Details of the selection process including the presentation subject and set questions which were designed to enable the interview panel to establish candidates’ knowledge, skills, experience and ability to perform the role

                 An introduction to the preferred candidate from the Commissioner; and

                 The terms and conditions of appointment


The Panel had also been provided with a copy of the preferred candidate’s personal statement/expression of interest.


The Commissioner gave a short overview of the process followed to select his preferred candidate, Polly Reed.  After shortlisting, five candidates of a high calibre were interviewed for the position.  Ms Reed presented herself as the most outstanding candidate and was unanimously selected by the interview panel for the position. The Commissioner commended Ms Reed to the Panel.


The Panel then asked questions of the candidate which related to her professional competence and personal independence, the answers to which enabled Members to evaluate Ms Reed’s suitability for the role.


At the end of questioning, the Chairman thanked the candidate who responded with a closing statement and indicated her desire to work with the Panel on their identified priorities.


After a short adjournment during which the Panel privately deliberated their response, the meeting was reconvened, and the Chair confirmed the Panel’s unanimous support for the Commissioner’s proposal to appoint Polly Reed to the position of Chief Executive.