The Police and Crime Commissioners for the Eastern Region are seeking to recruit 10-15 legally qualified chairs (LQCs) to hear police misconduct hearings from across the region. The successful candidates will preside over hearings involving officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
Misconduct Hearing Panels involve serious misconduct cases and are an important aspect of the disciplinary rules that govern the police, helping to ensure public trust and confidence is maintained. Proposed changes to the current regulatory system also mean that Legally Qualified Chairs will take on an increasingly active part in managing proceedings.
Applications are sought from qualified lawyers who can demonstrate integrity and independence of mind, commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, sound judgement and an objective approach to the issues presented. Successful candidates will be part of a list of 20-25 LQCs who will be selected to sit on hearings across the region. These hearings can last a few days and it is expected that members of the panel will have sufficient availability to undertake this work. Training is provided and attendance is expected from LQCs.
To apply you must satisfy the judicial appointment eligibility condition on a five-year basis as set out in section 50 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.
If you would like to find out more about being a LQC from somebody already in the role, please click here. If you would like to discuss the role please contact Christopher Jackson at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk on 01473 782770 or email@example.com.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 9th, 10th, 14th or 16th of October at the Civic Centre in Chelmsford, though some flexibility on dates may be possible. The deadline for applications is midnight Sunday the 8th of September.
We are proud to be committed to equal opportunities and welcome qualified applications. To download an application pack please click here. Completed application packs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Recruiting has reopened for volunteers to join our panel of Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs). The scheme plays a crucial role in helping to ensure the welfare and dignity of people detained in police custody.
The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Independent Custody Visitors are a panel of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police custody suites across Essex. Visits take place in pairs at various times of the day and night and each ICV carries out approximately 3 visits per month. They report on the treatment of detainees and conditions within the custody suite, helping to ensure that police and the public have the highest confidence in the safety and welfare of those detained.
Completely autonomous from the Police, Independent Custody Visitors have the right to access custody suites and speak directly to the detainees. Visitors complete a report and record their findings, including any issues raised.
The ICV scheme in Essex is committed to ensuring that its panel members reflect the communities they represent, and we welcome applications from all age groups and all walks of life. Full training and support is provided and members also have the opportunity to attend regular meetings and conferences to further develop their skills.
The posts are voluntary and unpaid, but travel expenses are fully reimbursed. Applicants must be aged 18 and over and recruitment is subject to police vetting.
If you’re interested in the role and would like to know more, you can visit: https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/giving-you-a-voice/independent-custody-visiting/, or email email@example.com.
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