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PCC invites public to submit questions ahead of police scrutiny meeting


Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa is asking local people to engage with their Commissioner and police force during an open Q&A session at his next meeting.

The Commissioner will be joined by Chief Constable Mick Creedon for his Strategic Governance Board meeting on Monday (19 September) and has dedicated the first half an hour of the event to answering residents’ questions.

People can attend the meeting in person or send in their queries by tweet or email and can raise any community safety issue or concern they have about policing in Derbyshire. The meeting will take place at 2pm at The Postmill, Market Close, South Normanton.

“Both the force and my team are working incredibly hard to involve local people with the very important business of policing,” said Mr Dhindsa.

“Your opinions really do count and can help us implement positive change. I want to provide an open and honest platform for the public to communicate with the people responsible for their safety and will be setting aside time at every SGB meeting to achieve this.

“The forthcoming meeting is just one of the ways residents can raise any issues they have at the highest level and they will be guaranteed an answer – either at the meeting or shortly afterwards if information is unavailable to hand.”

Followers of @DerbysPCC and @DerbysPolice can tweet their questions by using #askSGB in the text of the question. Questions via twitter should arrive no later than 2.15pm to allow time for a response. Questions can also be submitted in advance via email to the Chief Executive (David.Peet.16406@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK).

Among the matters set to be discussed at Monday’s meeting are performance reports on the force’s Independent Custody Visitors Scheme and Dog Welfare Visiting, the draft Police and Crime Plan, latest statistics on gun and knife crime and a report on cybercrime and the force’s digital capability.

Members of the public attending the meeting will be welcome to observe the full meeting but may not take part in it once the Q&A is complete. If the Q&A session is shorter than 30 minutes, the business part of the meeting will begin early.



Media Enquiries:    Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401



Posted on Thursday 15th September 2016
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