Agenda and minutes

Confirmation Hearing, Cheshire Police and Crime Panel - Friday, 8th February, 2019 2.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Wyvern House, The Drumber, Winsford CW7 1AH

Contact: Julie North  Democratic Services Manager

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Members are reminded that, in accordance with governance procedure rule 2.7, Panel Members, or their constituent authority, may nominate substitute members of the Panel in the event that the appointed representative(s) is/are unable to attend the meeting.  Advance notice of substitution should be given to the host authority wherever possible.  Members are encouraged wherever possible to secure the attendance of a substitute if they are unable to be present.


Apologies were received from Councillor J Paul Findlow (Cheshire East Council).


Code of Conduct - Declaration of Interests. Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regulations 2012

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda no later than when the item is reached.


There were no declarations of interest.


Confirmation Hearing for the appointment of Chief Constable pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the above report and conduct a confirmation hearing.

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The Panel held a confirmation hearing for the appointment of Chief Constable. Having first been addressed by Gill Lewis, the Independent Recruitment Panel member and Associate of the College of Policing, the Panel questioned Mr Darren Martland over his suitability for the position of Chief Constable.


The Panel resolved to exclude the press and public from the meeting for its private discussion over whether to recommend Mr Martland for appointment.




That it was the Panel’s unanimous opinion that Mr Martland should be recommended for appointment.