The role of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) includes making informed decisions regarding policing and policy that take into account the views of all communities across Norfolk.
Community engagement allows you, as a Norfolk resident, to have your say on key issues such as what you believe the county’s policing priorities should be or how much you pay for policing through your council tax.
The PCC, supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN), creates a variety of engagement opportunities for people across Norfolk and other stakeholders to influence policing, not only in your local area but across the whole of Norfolk.
It is important to the PCC that the voice of Norfolk's residents is heard, and community engagement forms a fundamental part of how the PCC enables this to happen.
The PCC works closely with victims, those people who are underrepresented, and policing, community safety and criminal justice partners to help ensure that Norfolk remains a safe place in which to live and work.
Through public engagement, the PCC gains an understanding of the expectations and needs of individuals and local communities to ensure your voice is heard and continues to help shape the way Norfolk Constabulary and other public sector organisations deliver their services.
Find out more about how you can get involved in the work of your PCC below.
Consultations, meetings and events
In order for your PCC to make informed decisions, they must ensure the Norfolk community has an opportunity to share their views and experiences, and communicate what they want and need from the services which affect them.
To do this, the PCC regularly holds public consultations, meetings and events.
Giles Orpen-Smellie's next 'Time to Talk' surgeries are set to take place on Friday 17 June and Friday 1 July between 9am and 12.30pm.
If you would like to book a 15 minute virtual session or telephone call with the Giles please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01953 424455. Alternatively you can submit a request for a meeting via the contact form on the Norfolk PCC website.
Independent Advisory Group (IAG)
The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) is a group of Norfolk residents from different community backgrounds who are consulted on key crime and policing issues and asked to give their opinions and advice with the aim of improving the quality of Norfolk’s policing services.
Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs)
Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the local community who volunteer to visit Norfolk’s Police Investigation Centres (PICs), unannounced and in pairs, to check on the treatment and welfare of people held in police custody.
The Norfolk Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and inform the work of the PCC. It plays an important role in helping the PCC to make decisions which meet the needs of young people.