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‘Time to Talk’ to your Police and Crime Commissioner

Residents across the county are being invited to meet with Police and Crime Commissioner Giles Orpen-Smellie to discuss any issues they may have about crime and policing in Norfolk. 

Giles’ next ‘Time to Talk’ session where people are given direct one-to-one access to him, is due to take place on Friday 17 June 2022. 

It is two months since the launch of Giles’ Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan for Norfolk and he would like to hear from anyone keen to raise any specific policing queries. 

In his plan, launched on 31 March, Giles set out six priorities - built on six pillars - which detail what he expects Norfolk Constabulary to deliver over the next two years and how, through a network of partnerships, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) will ensure the right support is available for Norfolk’s communities. 

The six priorities fall into the following categories, with detailed objectives under each one featured in the plan: 

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

“It is now two months since I launched my Police, Crime and Community Safety Plan and I am as keen as ever to speak with residents and gauge their thoughts about policing in Norfolk,” said Giles. 

“The last few Time to Talk sessions have been really informative and I hope my next event will prove equally as positive and constructive. 

“People clearly have a lot to say about crime and policing, and whilst I am not able to intervene for one side against another in an open case, this is a perfect to way to raise any concerns with myself on a one-to-one basis.

“If you would like to speak to me about crime and policing in Norfolk or any of the priorities highlighted in my Plan, please take the opportunity to book some time in my diary – I really would like to hear from you.” 

The ‘surgery-style’ event will be held virtually or over the telephone, with people being allocated 15-minute slots to raise any questions or concerns. 

Giles’ regular ‘Time to Talk’ sessions are complemented by tours of towns and villages across Norfolk by the PCC throughout the year. 

The sessions also come in addition to the quarterly PCC Accountability Meetings Giles hosts to publicly question, challenge and hold the Chief Constable and senior officers directly to account for their delivery of his plan, as well as raise questions submitted by people across the county. 

Book a slot

If you are interested in booking a ‘Time to Talk’ session with the PCC on Friday 17 June, between 9.30am and 12.30pm, please email: or call 01953 424455.  

Alternatively, you can submit a request for a meeting via the contact form on the Norfolk PCC website. 

Requests must be submitted by no later than midday on Thursday 16 June. Please title your request ‘Time to Talk’.