Anyone wanting to question Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner is reminded that they can use Twitter to pose their questions. Queries arriving in this fashion will be answered by the Commissioner or members of his Strategic Governance Board ‘live’ at the beginning of his next public scrutiny meeting.
The next meeting is to be held on Monday, 15 December, and is open to the public, but fans and followers of @DerbysPCC, and @DerbysPolice can tweet their questions either before, or during, the first half hour of the meeting, which starts at 2pm at Police Headquarters in Ripley. All they have to do is use #askSGB in the text of the question and they will receive a response. Any question that cannot be answered at the time will receive a response shortly afterwards.
The Strategic Governance Board (SGB) sets aside the first 30 minutes of its monthly meeting for questions from members of the public…however they are put forward.
For those who prefer to email their questions, they should be sent to the Chief Executive (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PCC Alan Charles said: “People can ask questions of me at any time, but this is a dedicated slot where they will receive a response very quickly. People might like to know that while specific cases are not able to be discussed in this public arena they are followed up by senior representatives from the Force.”
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 11th December 2014