Appointment of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire

1. Meeting: Police and Crime Panel   2. Date: 28th January 2013 

3. Title: Proposed appointment of the Deputy Police and Crime
Commissioner for South Yorkshire
4. Organisation: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South
Yorkshire
5. Summary
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (‘the Act’) provides, under
section 18(1), that the Police and Crime Commissioner for a police area may appoint
a person as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for that area.
Under Schedule 1, paragraph 9, of the Act, the Police and Crime Commissioner
must notify the Police and Crime Panel (‘the Panel’) of his proposed appointment to
the post of ‘Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner’.
The Commissioner must also notify the Panel of the following information:
a) The name of the person he is proposing to appoint;
b) The criteria used to assess the suitability of the candidate for the appointment;
c) Why the candidate satisfies those criteria; and
d) The terms and conditions on which the candidate is to be appointed.
Under paragraph 10 of Schedule 1, the Panel must review the proposed
appointment and make a report to the Commissioner on the proposed appointment,
including a recommendation to the Commissioner as to whether or not the candidate
should be appointed, within a period of three weeks beginning with the day on which
the Panel receives notification from the Commissioner of the proposed appointment.
The Commissioner must notify the Panel of the decision whether to accept or reject
the recommendation of the Panel.
6. Recommendation
It is recommended that the Police and Crime Panel approves the proposed
appointment of Mrs Tracey Cheetham as Deputy Police and Crime
Commissioner for South Yorkshire

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