Strong local policing under the spotlight at Police and Crime Commissioner’s latest scrutiny meeting

11 September 2023

Angelique Foster, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, is to undertake a detailed review of the progress made in the delivery of strong local policing.

The Commissioner has overseen a raft of improvements since she was elected in 2021.  Her expectations that local people should receive a strong and visible policing presence were made clear in her Police and Crime Plan.  She has continuously held the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the public to ensure that the pace of progress is sustained.

Alongside an unprecedented recruitment drive leading to 351 new police officers on Derbyshire’s streets, she has invested in new technology, training and advanced resources to enhance the capabilities of local policing teams and help bring more offenders to justice.

The extent of this progress will be examined by the Commissioner in a Performance Scrutiny Meeting (PSM) held virtually on Tuesday 28 November. Members of the public are invited to submit questions ahead of the event for senior officers, the Chief Constable and the PCC herself to address.

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. In addition, they enable good practice to be identified alongside any areas needing improvements.

Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “Restoring strong local policing is important to everyone who lives and works in Derbyshire. The public have a right to expect a service that is proactive, well-equipped and most importantly there when they need help most. I continue to hold the Chief Constable to account to ensure these needs are met.

“Many of the expectations for stronger local policing have now been met. Our communities have more officers solving the problems that matter to them most.  I have invested in new equipment and training to maximise the force’s ability to solve crime and make local people safer. There is always more to do, so by regularly scrutinising performance, I ensure the force continues to progress and remains well-placed to meet any new challenges.”

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 Monday 25 September. To submit your questions, please visit –


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