From November 2012 the Police Authority will be replaced by a Police and Crime Commissioner. A new Police and Crime Panel will be established to scrutinise the activities of the Commissioner. A Transition Group has been established to oversee the change process, hosted by Warrington Borough Council.
The Panel will consist of 10 members drawn from the 4 Cheshire Borough Councils, plus 2 co-opted members; Cheshire East will have 4 seats, Cheshire West and Chester 3, Warrington 2 and Halton 1. Terms of Reference are are being prepared.