In Cheshire and throughout the UK, we police by consent. To provide transparency and reassurance we bring members of the public, community groups and the police together into two groups – force wide and locally - as critical friends to hold the police to account, including scrutinising powers like Stop and Search and Use of Force.

Sir Robert Peel's often quoted principle: "The police are the public and the public are the police"

The two groups are Police Accountability Meetings (PAM), and Community Cohesion Meetings (CCG). For more information on each, how to get involved and for previous meeting minutes as well as upcoming meetings, please use the links below.