Derbyshire Constabulary has an established Community Scrutiny Panel, which is made up of members of the public. The panel are invited to review and provide feedback on randomly selected incidents involving policing tactics which include stop and search, use of force by officers and taser deployments.
Through engagement with our communities and external scrutiny of how Derbyshire Police delivers its services, we seek to increase public understanding, confidence and trust in our policing.
In order for the panel members to appreciate and understand how police use force, stop and search and deploy taser, they are given access to body-worn video footage recorded by police officers.
The Community Scrutiny Panel will be chaired by one of its independent members. A policing representative will also be present during the panel meetings to offer some background to each of the cases under review and provide some advice to the panel where required around legalities.
Derbyshire Police listen to the feedback members give, which in turn is used by police supervisors to improve the practice of the individual officer(s) featured and to address any learning where required.
The Derbyshire IAG have the following dates and times planned for their scrutiny panel meetings. These dates and times are subject to change. Any enquiries should be directed to Helen Ham, Head of Equality Diversity and Inclusion by calling 101 in the first instance.
Please note: The Office of the Police Crime Commissioner hold their own separate IAG scrutiny panel meetings around stop search. The dates and times for these are indicated with ‘OPCC’ on the schedule below.