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Question time for the Commissioner

Members of the public are being given the opportunity to ask questions regarding local policing services, community safety and the force’s response to policing the pandemic.

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa and senior officers from Derbyshire Constabulary will be responding to questions in a dedicated virtual question and answer session to take place via Microsoft Teams.

The event will take place on Monday, 24th August at 6pm and is open to all those living or working in Derby and Derbyshire.  Although there will be the opportunity for general debate and discussion, those wishing to ask a specific question are asked to register and send their initial questions to the Commissioner’s office by noon, Friday 21 August by email pccoffice@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

Prior to the Pandemic, the Commissioner’s bi-monthly Strategic Priority Assurance Board had a 30-minute period at the beginning of every meeting devoted to public questions.  However, due to social distancing requirements, it is currently not possible to hold this meeting in person. To ensure that the public still has an opportunity for direct access to the PCC and Chief Constable, Mr Dhindsa has decided to take advantage of his investment in the force’s use of technology.

All members of the Board will be in attendance including the recently appointed Chief Constable Rachel Swann and other members of the chief officer team.

The Commissioner said: “The pandemic and social distancing requirements have made face to face engagement difficult for more than a very few people.  Listening to the public and acting upon their views is one of the most important elements of my role, so I decided to dedicate an entire virtual meeting to public questions. 

“People have spent the last few months voicing opinions via social media and emailing me direct and we have done our best to respond.  This is another way in which we can communicate directly with those we are here to serve and keep safe.”

The link to the session and joining instructions are available on the Commissioner’s website here



Media Enquiries:   Sallie Blair - 07702 541401




Posted on Tuesday 18th August 2020
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