Twitter time is just the ticket for Derbyshire residents and businesses who have questions about policing issues but can’t physically attend Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles public scrutiny meeting next Monday (20 October).
Fans and followers of @DerbysPCC, and @DerbysPolice can tap out their questions – and be in on the action with #askSGB – during the first 30 minutes of the meeting that starts at 2pm at Police Headquarters in Ripley.
As usual, the Strategic Governance Board (SGB) will start its monthly meeting with the first half hour set aside for questions from members of the public…whether these are posed in person or by tweeters from wherever they may be.
Tweets can be posted using #askSGB in the question, or by email to the Chief Executive (firstname.lastname@example.org). Remember, though, that while specific cases are not able to be discussed in the meeting they are followed up by senior representatives from the Force.
Reports to be discussed by the Commissioner and Chief Officers will include police performance, community remedy, anti-social behaviour and community policing, the Domestic Abuse Action Plan, Independent Custody Visitors and Police Dog Welfare Visiting, and finances.
The Commissioner welcomes both the question-time and attendance by the public at the meetings as a means of demonstrating the Board’s robust open and transparent scrutiny measures. “It’s important that the public is able to see how we scrutinise what’s happening on a more local level,” he commented. “I’m also keen for them to see for themselves what we are doing to preserve frontline policing in an era of ongoing Government funding cuts.”
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
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Posted on Thursday 16th October 2014