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Community Scrutiny Group

The model of policing we have in this country, based on public co-operation, is respected around the world.  It relies on the police behaving in a way which maintains the support of the public.

The Commissioner supports the independent community scrutiny of police actions, including the use of stop and search and use of force, enabling learning and influencing change where necessary.  The independently chaired Community Scrutiny Group provide independent scrutiny of how stop and search, and use of force, are conducted within Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

This countywide panel is comprised of a group of committed volunteers who live, work or study within Cambridgeshire. The panel is chaired by an independent volunteer who is responsible for selecting incidents for scrutiny and conducting the panel meetings.  This Commissioner’s Office provides administrative support to the Chair and panel members.

It is important for our community to trust in their Constabulary. Through their scrutiny, the panel provides feedback to the Constabulary to enable learning and influence change.  In being open and transparent with the public on issues such as stop and search, and use of force, the Constabulary are aiming to improve that trust, by showing that they are accountable for their actions. If you would like to enquire about joining the Community Scrutiny Panel, please email the OPCC:

Scrutiny Meetings

Minutes of previous Community Scrutiny Panel meetings can be viewed below.

Stop & Search by Year

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Use of Force by Year

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