The main statutory duties and responsibilities of the Policing Board are to:
- secure an effective and efficient local police service;
- appoint (and dismiss, if necessary) the Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Assistant Chief Constables and senior civilian staff;
- consult widely with local people on how their area is policed;
- set priorities and targets for police performance;
- monitor the work of the police and how well they perform against the targets set by the Policing Board;
- publish a rolling three year policing plan each year which informs people what they can expect from their police service and reports on police performance every year;
- ensure local people get best value from the police;
- oversee complaints against senior officers;
- discipline senior officers.
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