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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 Officers will discuss police performance, funding issues, services for victims and specific areas of crime such as knife and gun crime, and wildlife crime, amongst other items at the meeting at Police Headquarters at Ripley on Monday, 28 July, 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.
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 also include finance and resources.
Alan Charles said that these meetings were an open and transparent way of demonstrating the robust scrutiny measures in place. “In the last week we have seen Home Office crime stats and a report on our financial savings performance from HMIC. This meeting gives people the chance to see how we scrutinise things on a more local level and the work that is on-going to preserve frontline policing in the face of harsh funding cuts from the Government.
“To find out how we are doing that simply #askSGB.”
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Posted on Friday 25th July 2014