The very first live broadcast of PCC Mark Shelford’s Performance and Accountability Board will take place this Thursday (5 May).
The Performance and Accountability Board is a meeting that will see the PCC scrutinise and hold Chief Constable Sarah Crew to account for delivering policing that is efficient and effective.
The live broadcast will be an opportunity for local people and partners to watch the PCC and Chief Constable talk openly about a broad range of policing issues and functions to publicly demonstrate accountability and value for money for the service for local people.
This is in addition to Chief Constable Sarah Crew sharing progress made against policing and crime objectives set out in the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Plan.
It is a statutory duty for the PCC to hold the Chief Constable to account and secure an efficient and effective police service for the area.
“As PCC, I am the voice of local people in policing and, since being elected, it has been important to me to reassure the public I am holding the Chief Constable to account for the police service delivered across Avon and Somerset.
“This live broadcast is an opportunity for local people to watch as I put questions to the Chief Constable about the force’s performance, how they are helping deliver the Police and Crime Plan priorities, how they are delivering on tackling disproportionality following the publication of the report on Identifying Disproportionality in the Avon and Somerset Criminal Justice System and hearing how they are continuing to improve policing services for local residents.
“Some of the topics that will be discussed are as a result of contacts from local people telling me what policing issues matter most to them and I look forward to hearing from Chief Constable Sarah Crew about how the police are addressing these issues.”PCC Mark Shelford
The Performance and Accountability Board will take place every quarter with the next oversight meeting taking place in August.
Local people can contact the PCC and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) with concerns or questions.