The PCSP Manager presented the above report, previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to nominate up to 4 political members of the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) to carry out shortlisting and interviews for the appointment of PCSP Independent Members. To nominate 1 – 2 reserve panel members and to confirm the Chair of the Panel.
Councillor Duffy (SF) was nominated as a Political Representative.
Councillor McHugh suggested that Members nominate from the 4 political parties who sit on the board.
Brian Tierney (SDLP) was nominated as a Political Representative. He stated that he sought clarity regarding the method of appointing the Chair.
In response, the PCSP Manager stated that there was no statutory requirement in place, however it was good practice with any interview and selection panel that there was a range of political backgrounds. He advised The Chair would be nominated by Council and that formerly, the Chair of the PCSP was also nominated to the Chair of the Panel.
Alderman Guy (UUP) was nominated as a Political Representative.
Councillor J Boyle (SDLP) was nominated as a Reserve Panel Member.
Councillor Fleming (SF) was nominated as a Reserve Panel Member.
Councillor McHugh nominated Councillor Duffy as Chairperson
The Committee Recommended
That (i) Members nominated Alderman Guy (UUP), Councillor Tierney (SDLP) and Councillor Duffy (SF)as political members of the PCSP to carry out the shortlisting and interviews of candidates for independent member positions on the PCSP (ii) Members nominated Councillor J Boyle (SDLP) and Councillor Fleming (SF) as reserve political members who, where possible, should also be PCSP political members, to facilitate a replacement if required and (iii) Councillor Duffy (SF) was nominated as Chair of the panel.