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PCC praised for work with the public


Avon and Somerset’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has been praised for the way in which she works with local people.

Ms Mountstevens and her team received the Highly Commended award for ‘Public Engagement’ from CoPACC, an organisation which compares Police and Crime Commissioners.

Sue Mountstevens said: “I am delighted that we have received Highly Commended in the ‘Public Engagement’ award. It is very important to me to be the voice of residents and I can only do that by speaking and listening to local people.

“I remain committed to being as accessible as possible and my team work hard behind the scenes to make sure this happens. The award is a credit to them.”

Chief executive of CoPaCC Bernard Rix said: “The PCCs and OPCCs (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) have provided between them some truly excellent examples of how PCCs can engage with the public.”

He added that he looked forward to seeing other Commissioners “learn from the good practice that these award-winners have shown.”

Along with Avon and Somerset, Cleveland, Humberside and Merseyside were highly commended, while Dorset received the top prize of a gold award.

Cumbria, Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Surrey and Staffordshire were also commended.

Read Avon and Somerset's submission

Read more about CoPaCC's report

Posted on Thursday 24th April 2014
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