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PCC invites residents of Norfolk to pose policing questions to their Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Giles Orpen-Smellie is inviting residents to pose their questions to Norfolk’s Chief Constable as he prepares to host his first accountability meeting of 2024.

Known as the PCC Accountability Meeting (PAM), the session is one of the ways the PCC, acting as the public’s elected representative, publicly holds the police to account for their delivery of the county’s current Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan. These meetings have been set up to allow Giles to question, challenge and hold the Chief Constable and senior officers directly to account.

The next meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 30 January, although the first for 2024, this will be Giles’ final PAM before the PCC election on 2 May. Questions must be submitted prior to the meeting and the PCC is encouraging people to share their questions with him no later than 5pm on Monday 15 January via the Norfolk PCC website, by SmartSurvey, by email or by post.

Giles said: “I am keen that, through me, the residents of Norfolk should have the opportunity to submit questions about crime and policing concerns in our county. The PAM is not a forum at which individual cases can be discussed but it is a forum in which wider issues such as police visibility or public confidence can be raised.”

“When I became your Police and Crime Commissioner, I produced my Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan, setting out the strategic direction for policing in Norfolk.  This was based upon feedback I received from the public of Norfolk – you spoke, and I listened – and it’s right that I should involve the public as I hold the Chief Constable to account against my Plan.

“These accountability meetings are therefore important. Your voice is crucial and has the potential to enable change for policing on the ground.”

The PCC’s Accountability Meeting’s agenda will include reports on the six priority areas set with the Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan:

  • Sustain Norfolk Constabulary
  • Visible and Trusted Policing
  • Tackling Crime
  • Prevent Offending
  • Support Victims
  • Safer and Stronger Communities

The next PAM will take place on Tuesday 30 January from 10am in the Barsby Conference Room at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Building 7, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 OWW.

People are welcome to attend and observe the meeting in person. This will also be recorded and published on the OPCCN website. The deadline to register attendance is 5pm on Thursday 25 January.


How to submit a question:

  • Complete the contact form on our website 
  • Use the new SmartSurvey link here
  • Email: using ‘PCC Accountability Meeting Questions’ as your subject. 
  • Write to: PCC Accountability Meeting Questions, OPCCN, Building 7, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0WW. 

Anyone who lives, works or studies in Norfolk can submit one question at each PCC Accountability Meeting, limited to a maximum of 100 words. Questions must relate to policing priorities in your area or within the county and you must provide your name, address and contact telephone number. 

Full details of how to submit a question here.