Public Opportunity to Question the Police

 

Posted on 7th November 2011

TV and Radio Presenter Ross Fletcher will host a meeting in Derby where members of the public can meet and question those spearheading the fight against crime in the city.

The meeting, to be held on Wednesday, 9 November, will take place at The Darwin Suite in Derby’s Assembly Rooms.

It is designed to help familiarise the county’s residents with the changes affecting the Constabulary as well as provide an opportunity to put questions to those tasked with protecting the public including Chief Constable Mick Creedon and Philip Hickson, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority.

The meeting will feature a series of presentations to help explain these developments and broaden the public’s understanding of the issues affecting modern policing as well as encourage them to voice their views.

It is part of a programme designed to ensure that as many residents as possible have the chance to learn more about the efforts being undertaken to make Derbyshire’s streets and communities safer – and how successful this work has been.

To ensure that the budget balances and every possible resource is used most effectively, further organisational change will take place over the next 12 months. Attendees will be given an insight into what this means and how the current high performance will be protected. In addition, further information on national changes will be provided, including the introduction of directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners and the launch of 101 non-emergency telephone number.

Philip Hickson, chairman of Derbyshire Police Authority, said: “This gives people the chance to find out more about our plans to improve policing in Derbyshire and make the public safer.  It is part of a series of such meetings and last week's event in Swadlincote saw some testing questions from the audience about the budget, some local issues and national changes.  Hopefully Derby residents will take this opportunity to come along and question us about issues that concern them."

Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event, which is free of charge. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 6.30 p.m with the event starting at 7.00 p.m prompt. If possible, residents are asked to let the Authority know if they plan to attend by calling 01773 733771 or e-mailing police.authority@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk|. As there are several associated events, people are asked to state which venue they plan to attend.

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Further information: Sallie Blair, 01283 821012