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Residents urged to submit policing and crime questions to Norfolk’s PCC

Police and Crime Commissioner, Giles Orpen-Smellie is inviting residents of Norfolk to submit questions on policing and crime, ready for his next PCC Accountability Meeting in October.

The event is due to take place at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Wymondham on Tuesday 17 October from 10am.

The quarterly meetings allow Giles to publicly question, challenge and hold the Chief Constable Paul Sanford and senior officers directly to account about how policing is delivered across the county.

Questions must be submitted prior to the meeting and the PCC is encouraging people to share their questions with him by no later than 5pm on Monday 2 October 2023.

PCC Giles Orpen-Smellie, said: “Since I became Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it has been most valuable to understand how the real issues that concern communities are changing and to hear people’s experiences of policing.

“These meetings give everyone the opportunity to gauge the police’s performance against the priorities outlined in my Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan 2022-24.

“I would like to encourage anyone who may have any concerns about policing or crime in their area or would like to raise a specific issue with me to send in their questions.

“It is a key way myself and my team are able to better understand the concerns of residents in Norfolk which I can hopefully raise with the Chief Constable and his team.”

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 17 October at 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, 12 October.

The deadline to submit a question is 5pm Monday 2 October.

How to submit a question:

Complete the contact form on our website.

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