Scrutiny is an integral part of ensuring that Lincolnshire Police maintains policing standards and delivers fair and equitable policing services responsive to its communities.
Our scrutiny panels allow members of the public to hold the Chief Constable and Police Officers to account by reviewing real incidents of police body-worn camera footage and providing feedback on the use of policing powers, tactics, and procedures.
By engaging with the public through scrutiny panels we seek to increase public understanding, legitimacy, confidence, and trust in policing.
Future panel dates
We hold four scrutiny panels a year.
Details of our next panel dates are below.
Stop and search scrutiny panel
Date: to be arranged
Use of force scrutiny panel
Date: 18 October 2023
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Microsoft Teams
How to get involved
You can apply to join an online scrutiny panel if you are aged 18 or over and live in Lincolnshire. If you live outside of Lincolnshire please contact your local Force. Find your local police force.
Our panels are conducted over Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Team account to join a meeting as a guest.
Your role on the panel is to review a sample of recent stop and search or use of force encounters. You will be asked, as a panel, to select a recent police occurrence at random, watch the subsequent body-worn footage and review associated officer paperwork.
Following the review we will ask you to provide anonymous individual feedback of your personal views. Some of the feedback is multiple choice and some is free-text.
A police facilitator will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and a guidance document will be provided for reference of relevant legislation and officer procedures. You can use this before and during the panel itself.
Given the nature of work police officers undertake you may be exposed to scenes of a distressing nature, such as violence, swearing or situations that may be upsetting to some. You can withdraw yourself at any time.
Only the person who has applied can take part in the panel. The panel must not be disclosed to, or overheard by, any third parties. You must therefore have access to a private space and/or headphones, where required.