Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster is to review Derbyshire’s Constabulary’s performance so far in delivering strong local policing at her latest Performance Scrutiny Meeting in November.
Her Performance Scrutiny Meetings provide a framework for the Commissioner to monitor the force’s progress against the key priorities outlined in her Police and Crime Plan, enabling her to identify good practice as well as any areas where improvements are needed.
This new system is one of the ways the Commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account and build trust and confidence among the public of the work undertaken by police to keep local communities safe.
The next meeting will take place virtually on Wednesday 23rd November and members of the public are invited to submit questions ahead of the event for Chief Constable and her senior officers to address.
Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “People living and working in Derbyshire want a stronger and more visible policing presence. This is exactly what is expected from the Force, as published in my Police and Crime Plan in November last year.
“Since the launch of the national Uplift programme, an extra 158 police officers have been recruited in Derbyshire and a further 125 will be joining the ranks this year. These reinforcements are already making a difference to our communities and helping us to tackle crime in Derbyshire.
“But Strong Local Policing is not just about numbers of police officers. It is about effective engagement and communication with our communities. It is about recognising that neighbourhood crime such as burglaries, theft, anti-social behaviour and low level drug issues needs to be reduced. It is also about ensuring our officers have the resources and technology they need to disrupt criminality effectively. I will be monitoring during this meeting how any investment is being utilised for the benefit of our communities.
“Law-abiding citizens want the reassurance that police will be there when they need them and that officers will be relentless in their pursuit of criminals. Through my Performance Scrutiny Meetings, Derbyshire Residents have another opportunity to share their views and any concerns they may have so these can be discussed at the highest level to identify possible solutions.”
The meeting will be recorded and published via the Commissioner’s website and social media channels as soon as possible after its conclusion.
The deadline for submission of all questions is Sunday 23rd October. To submit your questions, please visit – https://bit.ly/PSMQuestions23Nov2022
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