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Opportunity for Buxton residents to meet Commissioner and Chief Constable and ask questions

Members of the public are being urged to see just what ‘holding the Chief Constable to account’ means at a meeting to be held in Buxton on Monday (24 June).

Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and Chief Constable Mick Creedon, the two top figures in Derbyshire Policing, will both be in attendance at a Strategic Governance Board (SGB) meeting to be held at the University of Derby, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton SK17 6RY.

The meeting, which looks at performance in key areas of police service delivery, starts at 2.00pm with first half hour allocated for questions from the public. Both the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are keen to see members of the Buxton community attend the meeting and will answer any questions put to them.

There is no need to give notice of questions in advance but anyone wanting to take part must be present by 2pm. Due to time restraints, latecomers will not normally be allowed to put their questions forward.

Commissioner Alan Charles said: “I hope that people take this opportunity to see how the new oversight arrangements for policing work in practice. Commissioners were introduced to bring the public closer to policing, something that I feel strongly about, which is why we are holding a series of meetings around the county.”  

These SGB monthly meetings provide a regular opportunity for the Commissioner to publicly scrutinise Police performance, Finance and Resources plus areas such as Professional standards, call handling and engagement with the community.

Different venues are used for the SGB meetings during the year in response to the Commissioner’s aim to improve accessibility for people across the county. The next meeting will be held in at Police Headquarters on 22 July.


Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401


Posted on Wednesday 12th June 2013
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