People in the Ripley area and beyond will have an opportunity to ask Derbyshire’s two leading police figures about policing matters during a half-hour question time on Monday (22 July).
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and Chief Constable Mick Creedon are keen to see members of the public at their Strategic Governance Board (SGB) meeting at Police Headquarters in Butterley Hall, Ripley, and to answer their questions. The SGB meetings, which publicly scrutinise police performance and where formal decisions are taken by the Commissioner, are held in other parts of the county several times a year.
Monday’s agenda will include a performance review and reports on rape and serious sexual crimes, wildlife crime and cruelty to animals, and the safeguarding of adults. The safeguarding report includes those susceptible to harm and missing adults.
Questions from the public will be taken in the first 30 minutes of the meeting. There is no need to give notice of questions in advance but anyone wanting to take part must be present by 2pm. Time restraints mean that latecomers will not normally be allowed to ask any questions.
Commissioner Alan Charles said: “These open meetings enable those who live and work in Derbyshire to see how the new oversight arrangements for policing work in practice. By meeting in different venues around the county we are able to increase accessibility, giving more people the chance to see for themselves how policing is scrutinised.”
SGB meetings provide a regular opportunity for the Commissioner to publicly scrutinise Police Performance, Finance and Resources and areas such as Professional Standards, call handling and engagement with the community.
The next meeting will be held at Swadlincote on 16 September.
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Posted on Thursday 18th July 2013