Monday (18 April) will see PCC Alan Charles chairing his last Strategic Governance Board meeting, the opportunity he created for the public to observe the Police and Crime Commissioner reviewing police performance with the Chief Constable and other chief police officers in a public forum.
The meeting will take a look back at the Commissioner’s work over the last three and a half years, consider how Derbyshire Constabulary has tackled crime, review the wide variety of crime prevention projects supported by the commissioner and consider the reports of the volunteer custody visitors and their animal welfare counterparts.
Each Board meeting starts with a 30-minute public question time, which sees the Commissioner or other SGB members answering questions on policing in Derbyshire. Questions can be tweeted, emailed or asked in person.
“This provides a good opportunity to ask questions about policing and get answers from either the Chief Constable or my own office,” the Commissioner says. “It’s important that people appreciate that while we will do our best to answer any general query, we cannot discuss specific cases or investigations in this meeting.”
He added: “This is a very transparent process and I think that people have appreciated the opportunity to see the governance behind their police service if they wish to do so.
“With the PCC elections looming I would also like to take this opportunity to remind those not yet registered to vote to ensure they have done so before the deadline on 18 April. If they are not registered, they will not be able to vote, so they will have no say in who becomes the next PCC in Derbyshire.
The PCC elections take place on 5 May 2016. People can find out if they are registered to vote via their local electoral registration office. To find the contact details for their local electoral registration office, they can enter their postcode in the 'Your local area' section on www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
The public’s questions will be heard from 2pm at Police Headquarters in Butterley Hall, Ripley, but if the session is shorter than 30 minutes the business part of the meeting will begin early.
Questions can be put either in person or via Twitter. Followers of @DerbysPCC and @DerbysPolice can tweet their questions either before, or during, the first half hour of the meeting by using #askSGB in the text of the question. Questions can also be submitted in advance via email to the Chief Executive (David.Peet.16406@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK). Any question that cannot be answered by the Commissioner or SGB members at the time will receive a response shortly afterwards.
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Posted on Wednesday 13th April 2016