PCC invites residents to pose policing and crime questions to Norfolk’s Chief Constable
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Giles Orpen-Smellie is once again 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 3 May. It will be the last meeting where Giles’ will gauge the police’s performance against the former Police and Crime Plan. Future meetings will assess policing progress against Giles’ new Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan for 2022-24 - launched on 31 March 2022.
Questions must be submitted prior to the meeting and the PCC is encouraging people to share their questions with him no later than 5pm Tuesday, 19 April 2022 via the Norfolk PCC website, by email or by post.
Giles said: “It is clear from my previous accountability meetings that residents really care about their local communities and have a lot to ask of their local police.
“The meetings have given me the opportunity to understand the issues of importance to people living and working in the county – which helped in the development of my new Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan.
“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 on 3 May will be held virtually and a recording of the meeting will be published after the event, along with answers to the questions asked. Where questions cannot be answered at the PAM, an answer will be provided and published on the Norfolk PCC website within ten working days after the meeting.
As well as the public’s questions and answers, other items on the agenda for the meeting include reports on three priority areas set within the former Police and Crime Plan:
- Supporting Victims and Reducing Vulnerability
- Delivering a Modern and Innovative Service
- Good Stewardship of Taxpayers’ Money
Questions can be submitted by 5pm Tuesday 19 April 2022 in the following ways:
· Complete the contact form on our website
· Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.