Agenda and draft minutes

Confirmation Hearing, Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel - Monday 24 June 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Shire Hall. View directions

Contact: John Cole  Senior Democratic Services Officer


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The Chair reminded attendees that the meeting was being held during a period of heightened political sensitivity ahead of the General Election on 4 July 2024. Therefore, particular care was needed to ensure that comments or questions could not be perceived as seeking to influence public support for any candidate or political party.




To receive any apologies from members of the Panel.

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Apologies for absence were received from Mr Andrew Davies, Councillor Jenny Fradgley, and Councillor Bhagwant Singh Pandher, as well as from Polly Reed (Chief Executive, OPCC).



Disclosures of Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Interests

Members are required to register their disclosable pecuniary interests within 28 days of their election of appointment to the Council. ?Any changes to matters registered or new matters that require to be registered must be notified to the Monitoring Officer as soon as practicable after they arise.


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


        Declare the interest if ?they have not already registered it

        Not participate in any discussion or vote

        Leave the meeting room until the matter has been dealt with

        Give written notice of any unregistered interest to the Monitoring Officer within 28 days of the meeting


Non-pecuniary interests relevant to the agenda should be declared at the commencement of the meeting.


The public reports referred to are available on the Warwickshire Web


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Appointment of a Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To review the appointment of a Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

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Following notification by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) of his intention to reappoint 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 for the reappointment of the DPCC provided by the Commissioner which included details of the proposed postholder, the criteria used to assess the suitability of the candidate and how the candidate satisfied these criteria, the job description and terms and conditions under which the candidate was to be appointed, as well as the job profile and person specification.


The Commissioner stated that, following his re-election for a third term in May 2024, he had resolved to reappoint the incumbent DPCC, Emma Daniell, recognising her success in the role since her initial appointment in May 2022. In accordance with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the appointment process specified that the reappointment of a DPCC follow the same approach as for a new postholder. As such, a Confirmation Hearing was required.


The Commissioner commended Emma Daniell to the Panel.


The Panel asked a series of wide-ranging questions to Emma Daniell related to her professional competence and personal independence. Emma Daniell provided detailed responses enabling the Panel to assess her suitability for the role.


Following the meeting, the Panel would hold a private meeting to determine its recommendation to the Commissioner on the suitability of the proposed appointment.


The Panel’s letter to the Commissioner of 25 June 2024 is appended to these minutes.