Agenda and draft minutes

Confirmation Hearing, Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel - Monday 24th June 2024 12:00pm

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Mandy Pattinson  Email:


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Declarations of interest

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No declarations were made at the meeting.


Consideration of the Appointment of a Deputy Commissioner pdf icon PDF 77 KB

(a)      To receive representations from the Police Fire and Crime

Commissioner on the criteria to be met by the proposed appointee


(b)      To question the proposed appointee on their skills, experience and    ability to meet the criteria for the post.


Briefing note and background information attached.

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The report of the Secretary to the Panel informed members that, in accordance with Schedule 1 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 the Panel was required to hold a Confirmation Hearing following receipt of formal notification by the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner of his wish to appoint his Deputy Commissioner.


The report explained that guidance on the role of the Panel recommended that through questioning of the candidate they consider his ‘professional competence’ and ‘personal independence’.


There was a presentation by and questions to the Commissioners candidate,  Mr David Evans.

Mr Evans briefly summarised his personal, political and business achievements and his skills and personal strengths which would help him fulfil the role.  The panel asked a number of questions aimed at determining Mr Evans ‘professional competence’ and ‘personal independence’. We adopted these two themes following nationally recognised guidance on confirmation hearings. 

Mr Evans focus on partnership working, particularly the Community Safety Partnership, and his experience of working with partners and his aim to develop relationships and improve information sharing and awareness.  This was welcomed by the Panel, as was the acknowledgment of the perception and impact of crime on different parts of the community. 

Mr Evans felt that his experience as a local councillor and his ability to engage and develop relationships would be an asset in the role.

The Panel adjourned the meeting at 12.20pm to consider the appointment in private. 


When the meeting was reconvened at 12.35pm, the Chairman informed the Commissioner of the Panels decision. 


Resolved: That the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire be informed that this Panel unanimously agreed that the Commissioner proceeds with the appointment of David Evans as the Deputy Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.