Alan Charles, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is up for public questioning in Swadlincote next week and the public are invited to attend.
As part of his commitment to accessibility and transparency, he and the Chief Constable will be ready to take questions at the start of their Strategic Governance Board meeting to be held at the Civic Offices on Monday 16 September. Members of the public can see the Commissioner take formal decisions and publicly scrutinise police performance.
The meeting will start at 2.00pm and 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.
Items on the agenda range from police performance, call handling, custody visiting arrangements and a number of in-depth reports from the Chief Constable.
The following day the Commissioner will be in the hot seat once again as he and the Divisional Commander attend the final Your Police Your Views meeting, due to take place on Tuesday, 17 September at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote. This event starts at 7pm prompt with light refreshments available from 6.30pm.
Alan Charles urged people to take these opportunities to put their views on policing forward, so that their voices are heard and can be taken into account when he makes decisions.
“I am here to represent local people,” he said. “I want to work with them so that the type of police service provided reflects their needs and expectations. Over the last few months we have held various meetings and public discussions all over the county and the feedback has been valuable as I plan for next year.”
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Posted on Wednesday 11th September 2013