Your chance to join Sussex Police and Crime Panel

The Sussex Police and Crime Panel needs two people to serve as co-opted independent members.

The panel has been created to scrutinise the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, who will be appointed after an election on November 15. Co-opted members will be unpaid but entitled to claim travel expenses.

Cllr Brad Watson, West Sussex county councillor for Southwater and Nuthurst, said: “Each force will have one of these panels to monitor the performance of the Commissioner, ensuring transparency. The panel will be formed by councillors, drawn from each of the local authorities within the region, and two co-opted independent members.

“Applicants for these positions should live in the Sussex area. While they would benefit from having experience in community safety, victim support, criminal justice and related issues, this is not essential provided they have a passion for the position.”

The deadline for applications is 5pm on August 13. For more information, email or visit

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