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PCC to hold Chief Constable to account at first meeting of new cycle

The visibility of policing in Norfolk will be under the spotlight next week as Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) holds his first Police Accountability Forum of 2018.

Having introduced a new meeting format for this year, PCC Lorne Green will quiz the Chief Constable on progress against the county’s Police and Crime Plan at the meeting at Norfolk Police HQ in Wymondham.

Last year, the Police Accountability Forum meetings were combined with district-based public Q&A sessions. For 2018, those two elements are being split and held as separate events.

“Having reached the end of the first cycle of meetings, I’ve been able to take stock, review last year’s meetings and take attendees’ feedback into account”, said the PCC.

“This year, the public Q&As will remain ‘on tour’, ensuring there is a real emphasis at those events on the local policing and crime picture, and the issues affecting the people living and working in the area. The next such event will take place in Watton on 7 March.

“And in fulfilling my duty to deliver robust scrutiny and challenge of our police service, I’ll be re-focussing the Police Accountability Forum, looking at progress against the Police and Crime Plan objectives and taking in the countywide policing picture.”

Items on the agenda for the meeting on 5 February will include:
  • How Norfolk Constabulary is working to increase visible policing
  • What the Force is doing to prevent offending
  • And how the county’s policing service is achieving value for money for taxpayers.
“I’m committed to ensuring my work as PCC is open and transparent. I’d welcome anyone who would like to know more about the work of their police force to come along to the Police Accountability Forum in Wymondham to observe.

“If you’re unable to make the meeting in person, you can find all the agenda, minutes and reports on the Norfolk PCC website.

“And if you have a question for me or the Chief Constable, or a concern or observation you would like to share, please make a note of the next Q&A date. We’ll be working our way around each of the districts over the coming months.”

The Police Accountability Forum meeting will take place on Monday 5 February, 2.30pm in the Filby Room, Norfolk Police HQ, Wymondham, NR18 0WW.

The next public Q&A will be held at The Queens Hall, Norwich Road, Watton from 6pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018.