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Tweeters urged to #askSGB

Twitter fans and followers of @DerbysPCC, @DerbysPolice and @AlanFCharles are urged to get their fingers on the keypad and #askSGB next Monday at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s monthly oversight meeting.

The first 30 minutes of the meeting are set aside for questions from members of the public, who are also welcome to attend the Strategic Governance Board (SGB) meeting, posing questions in person if they wish.  However, those who wish to ask a question but are unable to attend can post their questions via Twitter using #askSGB in the question, or by email to the Chief Executive (david.peet.16406@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk). Although specific cases are not able to be discussed in the meeting, they are followed up by senior representatives from the Force.

The Commissioner Alan Charles and Chief Constable Mick Creedon will discuss police performance, funding issues, services for victims and specific areas of crime such as knife and gun crime, and terrorism and domestic extremism amongst other items at the meeting at Police Headquarters at Ripley on Monday, 30 June, starting at 2.00pm.

Information about the meeting can be found at http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/News-and-Events-Meetings/Meeting-Information/Strategic-Governance-Board-Schedule-of-Meetings-2014.aspx.  Key items on the Agenda will include performance, contact management (call handling), confidence and satisfaction.

SGB meetings provide a regular opportunity for the Commissioner to publicly scrutinise Police Performance, with in-depth reports on different areas of work at each meeting.  Regular items include finance and resources and areas such as Professional Standards, plus the contact management centre, engagement with the public and the decisions of the Commissioner.

Alan Charles said that these meetings were an open and transparent way of demonstrating the robust scrutiny measures in place. “I think people are reassured to know that we really look into every area of police business very carefully to make sure that the public is receiving the best possible service.  People attending can see for themselves how seriously we take police performance, which helps us to identify any fluctuations in performance and the root causes.

“It becomes harder as the Government’s funding cuts bite deeper to sustain performance, but every effort is being made to overcome that hurdle and make Derbyshire safer still.

“To find out how we are doing that simply #askSGB.”


Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401


Posted on Tuesday 24th June 2014
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