Questions About Policing In Your Community
“It is the Commissioners role to hold the Chief Constable to account, giving you a voice at the highest level.”
How will it work
Questions must be focused on policing in your community.
Do you want to know more about who your local police are? Do you want to know how police are making use of technology? Are you interested in what’s being done to tackle cyber, rural or business or another type of crime? Is there a particular local issue you want answers on?
Your Police and Crime Commissioner can put these questions, and more, to your Chief Constable.
There are three ways you can get involved:
- Submit a question in advance: Send us an email GetInvolved@WestMercia.pnn.police.uk before 5pm on Monday 25th June. Please include your name, home town and contact details with your question
- Get involved live: On Tuesday 26th June the meeting will be streamed live on Facebook, with live updates on Twitter– follow us @WestMerciaPCC to watch from 10.30am. Submit questions in the comments on facebook, or on Twitter using #GetInvolved. We’ll aim to put as many of these as we can to the Chief Constable.
- We know you are busy, so in case you miss the live stream, watch it back afterwards on Facebook: @WestMerciaPCC.
To keep it fair for everyone to ask a question, the following will apply:
- Primarily the questions will be asked by the PCC to the Chief Constable, on behalf of the public, although some questions directly for the PCC will be welcomed.
- Unless you ask to remain anonymous, your first name and home town will be read out during the live steam.
- Questions will be limited to one per person, and each question must be no more than 100 words. The PCC’s team may have to edit your question to shorten its length, but we will not alter the spirit or focus of your question.
- Questions on social media must be submitted whilst the meeting is live, and on twitter must contain the #GetInvolved
Questions and statements may be redirected if:
- Insufficient detail has been provided to enable a proper response to be provide
- It does do not relate to policing in your community
- It is defamatory, frivolous or offensive
- It is substantially the same as a question which has been put at a meeting in the past six months; or is being asked by another member of the public. (Read minutes from previous holding to account meetings here)
- It requires the disclosure of confidential or exempt information (for example if it relates to a current operational matter)
If this is the case we’ll give you the opportunity to rephrase or ask a different question.
Whilst we will endeavour to raise as many questions as possible, it may not be possible to answer all within the timeframe. Questions will be answered in the order that they are submitted, and we will still contact you with a response, outside of the public forum.
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