Release date: 15 May 2018
Sussex residents have the chance to pose their questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) at a meeting next month.
Members of the public can attend the meeting and ask questions in person or they can be submitted in advance by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephoning 0330 2222546.
Questions can be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex (but not related to operational matters, or a live case).
The meeting will be held on Friday 29 June, starting at 10:30am, at County Hall, Lewes.
There will be 45 minutes in the meeting for residents to ask their questions. The order will be based on a first-come-first-served basis so it is recommended that those who want to participate submit their questions in advance.
This also allows time for fuller responses to be prepared and gives more people the chance to take part.
Those who want to ask a question but unavailable on the day can still submit a question in writing. It will be asked by the Panel Chairman, with the answer recorded in the official minutes of the meeting.
Two of the main items on the agenda at the meeting are the Police Crime Commissioner’s Annual Report and an update on diversity in police recruitment.
The meeting will be webcast live on East Sussex County Council's site.
Councillors from 15 local authorities across Sussex, plus two independent members, make up the Sussex Police and Crime Panel. The role of the Panel is to scrutinise the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.