Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel Recruitment of an Independent Co-Optee

Applications are open for a community-minded individual to join the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel; the body which is tasked with holding the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner to account across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Recruitment has now started for one co-optee position and the Panel is keen to encourage applications from anyone who feels they could take on this exciting and important role.

The role of the co-optee is to act as an independent voice on the Panel, which monitors, scrutinises and supports the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Selection will be based on the knowledge, skills and expertise the individual can bring to the role.

The co-optee could have a professional background in an area such as community safety, criminal justice or victim support; alternatively, a strong track record of relevant voluntary work would be just as valuable.

Applications are particularly encouraged from under-represented groups.

The Panel is made up of one councillor from each of the 18 local authorities in the Thames Valley, as well as the two independent co-optees. 

Anyone interested in applying for the independent co-optee role must be able to dedicate around one day per month and attend a minimum of six meetings each year at varying locations across the Thames Valley.

Co-optees serve a four year term. No allowance is paid for the roles, but travel expenses will be paid and all relevant training will be provided. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 5th April 2019.

For more information and to request an application pack, please telephone Khalid Ahmed on 01494 732725 or email