Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster is to scrutinise Derbyshire Constabulary’s progress on tackling neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour in her next Performance Scrutiny Meeting.
Commissioner Angelique Foster is responsible for holding Chief Constable Rachel Swann to account for delivering against the priorities set out in her Police and Crime Plan. To enable detailed and open scrutiny she has scheduled a series of subject-specific meetings.
Members of the public are invited to submit questions ahead of the next virtual meeting, due to take place on Tuesday, May 17 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Questions should be submitted in writing and cannot be in relation to current investigations.
Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “Neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour can have a detrimental impact on our communities. I have spoken to many residents whose lives are being affected by these problems which is why I have pledged to support them through my Police and Crime Plan priorities.
“Last year, I launched my Anti-social Behaviour Prevention Grant which gives voluntary and community organisations the investment they need to help prevent this behaviour, support victims and make a difference.
“During my Performance Scrutiny Meetings, the force has to provide evidence of the steps it is taking to safeguard our communities and areas where further improvement is needed. They provide an effective way for me to hold the Chief Constable and her senior team to account for their performance.
“But it is also important that the public have the chance to query the approach to issues that concern them. They can send their questions to me and I can then ensure their concerns are considered at the highest level.
“The last meeting, regarding road safety, attracted over 100 questions. I am pleased that so many people are using this opportunity to question the police on the way they are tackling local problems.”
The meeting will be recorded and published via the Commissioner’s website and social media channels as soon as possible after its conclusion on 17 May 2022.
The deadline for submission of all questions is the close of Monday 25 April. To submit your questions, please visit – https://bit.ly/PSMQuestionsMay
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