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PCC to put questions about police funding, drugs and robbery to Chief Constable

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Police funding, drugs and robbery will be the focus of questions PCC Mark Shelford puts to Chief Constable Sarah Crew at the next Performance and Accountability Board.

You are invited to tune in at 1pm on Tuesday (7 February) to see your PCC ask the Chief Constable questions that scrutinise police performance and priorities in Avon and Somerset.

The meeting is open to local people and partners to view and can be watched here:

The Performance and Accountability Board is a meeting that publicly sees the PCC discharge one of his most important legal duties, which is to hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering policing that is efficient, effective and legitimate.

During the meeting, the PCC will also ask the Chief Constable questions relating to His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Rescue Service (HMICFRS) report into vetting, misconduct and misogyny in the police service, representative workforce and disproportionality, morale and leadership in Avon and Somerset Police, Stop and Search, and police complaints.

“I’m looking forward to the first Performance and Accountability Board of the year and there is much to discuss. As ever, I will be putting questions relating to national and local issues to the Chief Constable to reassure our communities that Avon and Somerset Police deliver an efficient, effective and legitimate police service for everyone.

“The topics we discuss in the meeting are concerns that local people have contacted me about and it is important that, as your PCC, I address these issues with the Chief Constable.”

PCC Mark Shelford

From March, the Board will be taking place one a month for a 30-minute discussion.