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PCC puts your questions to the Chief Constable in first live video


For the first time, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens will be putting your questions to the Chief Constable Andy Marsh as they take part in their first live video.

Ms Mountstevens is asking residents to submit questions ahead of her first Facebook Live video with the Chief Constable on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 1600.

The topic of discussion throughout the 30-minute live video will be based around a number of themes including hate crime, recruitment, mental health and will end by taking a selection of other questions that have been submitted.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “It is really important that I make myself and the Chief Constable as accessible to residents as possible.  It is imperative local people get the chance to ask their Chief Constable questions about policing, community safety and criminal justice matters.

“This webchat is an extension of our openness and accountability to residents and we welcome your honesty and variety of questions.  I hope the themes will ignite some interesting debate and show you what the Constabulary are doing to make you safe and feel safe.”

The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via the following link – www.facebook.com/AandSPCC

You can submit your questions by emailing them to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01275 816377.

You can also send us your questions on Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #PCCinconvo.

Sue added: “In order to truly be your voice in policing, I want to hear from you.  Now is your chance to ask those questions about your policing service.  Help us to make a difference in policing for you and your community.  We look forward to receiving your questions.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Since I took up my post as Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police six months ago I’ve spent time talking to people including leaders and officers from across the force, as well as members of the community from across the force area. I said that I wanted to use the 5000 plus free brains I have access to internally and it is also vital that I understand and stay in touch with the people we are here to serve if the Constabulary is to meet their needs.

“I’m now delighted to be taking part in the live webchat with the Police and Crime Commissioner as I’m keen to hear from and talk to the communities we serve, to learn how we can work in closer partnership to address the root causes of crime and help people feel safe.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh is responsible for day-to-day operational policing and has direction and control of the Constabulary’s officers and staff.  It is the PCC’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for policing in Avon and Somerset and hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering policing.

Posted on Wednesday 31st August 2016
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