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PCC invites residents to pose policing questions to Norfolk’s Chief Constable

For the first time in 2023 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Giles Orpen-Smellie is asking Norfolk residents to pose their questions to Norfolk’s Chief Constable ahead of his next accountability meeting. 

The quarterly PCC Accountability Meetings (PAM) have been set up to 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. 

The next PAM is due to take place on Tuesday 31 January – the first one this year – where Giles’ will gauge the police’s performance against his Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan for 2022-24. 

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 16 January 2023 via the Norfolk PCC website, by email or by post. 

Giles said: “My previous accountability meetings have helped to highlight just how much residents in Norfolk really care about their local communities and have a lot to ask of their local police. 

“In 2022 the meetings gave me the opportunity to understand the issues of importance to people living and working in the county and I hope 2023 proves an equally inciteful year. 

“It is really important to me and to local residents that our police are delivering the best possible service and it is by seeking answers to concerns or worries that we can understand what is working well and where improvements can be made. 

“I would encourage anyone who has a policing or crime question they would like me to raise with the Chief Constable and his team to get in touch. Your view really counts.” 

The PCC Accountability Meeting is due to take place at 10am on Tuesday 31 January. The event will be held in the Conference Room, at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Building 7, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0WW.  

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

As well as the public’s questions and answers, other items on the agenda for the meeting will include reports on the six priority areas set within the PCC’s Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan: 

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

Questions can be submitted by 5pm Monday 16 January 2023 in the following ways:

Complete the contact form on our website 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>>