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PCC invites residents to pose policing and crime questions to Norfolk’s Chief Constable for October Accountability Meeting

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Giles Orpen-Smellie is holding an in-public meeting where questions submitted by Norfolk’s residents will be put to the county’s Chief Constable. The quarterly PCC Accountability Meeting (PAM) will take place on Tuesday 25 October at Norfolk County Council’s Council Chamber from 10am to 12.30pm.

This meeting will allow Giles to publicly question, challenge and hold the Chief Constable and senior officers directly to account for their delivery of policing in the county, particularly against the priorities outlined in the PCC’s Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan for 2022-24

The session will also be recorded and added to the OPCCN website to ensure those who are unable to attend can watch it at a time to suit them and hear the answers to questions that have been submitted.

This meeting enables the constabulary to provide reports to Giles on their performance against the priorities laid out in his Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan which are:

·        Sustain Norfolk Constabulary

·        Visible and Trusted Policing

·        Tackling Crime

·        Prevent Offending

·        Support Victims

·        Safer and Stronger Communities

Questions must be submitted prior to the meeting as the PCC and Chief Constable will not be taking them from the floor. The PCC is encouraging people to share their questions with him no later than 5pm on Monday 10 October 2022 via the  OPCCN website, by email or by post.

Giles said: “I am very pleased that we are able to host these meetings in public now and I do hope Norfolk residents will take this opportunity to join us at Norfolk County Council. I am always keen to listen and understand what issues are of most importance to the county’s residents – their views were key to how the priorities of the Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan were shaped.

“The questions they submit for me to ask the Chief Constable are a valuable way for them to get the answers they are seeking and for me to keep hearing what people are concerned about over a wide range of subjects.”

People are welcome to attend the meeting in person and it will also be recorded and published on the OPCCN website. 

Where questions cannot be answered at the PAM, an answer will be provided and published on the OPCCN website within ten working days after the meeting.

Questions can be submitted by in the following ways:

·        Complete the contact form at

·        Email using ‘PCC Accountability Meeting Questions’ as your subject.

·        Write to: PCC Accountability Meeting Questions, OPCCN, 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 can be found here