The OPCC is currently looking to recruit Independent Custody Visitors to help the Commissioner maintain and improve public trust and confidence in policing by scrutinising the way those in Cheshire Constabulary's Custody suites are treated.
Independent Custody Visiting is a statutory requirement of Police & Crime Commissioners, providing independent oversight of the detention of people in police custody. ICVs recommendations can require the police to make improvements for the welfare of detainees and, therefore, they play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing. ICVs are members of the local community who volunteer to check on the welfare of people detained in police custody. They are completely independent.