Release date: 22 May 2020
Residents are being given the chance to put questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, at the next meeting of Sussex Police and Crime Panel.
Questions can be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex as long as they avoid mentioning operational matters or live cases.
Written questions should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 12 June.
Due to the current lockdown arrangements, the meeting will held virtually, with participants joining via phone or laptop.
Chairman Cllr Bill Bentley said: “This is an the opportunity to discuss with Commissioner Katy Bourne the topics that are of utmost importance to local people. We welcome questions from the public about financing and policy priorities as well as recent announcements.
“Sussex Police & Crime Panel meetings are a fantastic chance to hear how Sussex residents feel about their local police service and for them to put their questions and concerns to the commissioner.”
Agenda items will include the Commissioner’s annual report, and scrutiny of the Commissioner’s role in ensuring Sussex Police provides an effective response to COVID-19.
Further ideas for question subjects, taken from the PCC’s announcements since the onset of lockdown:
• Road use and road safety
• Domestic abuse
• Rural crime
• Assaults on Sussex Police officers
• The Reboot programme
• Video enabled justice
Questions about other issues are also welcomed providing they fall within the Commissioner’s responsibility.
Questions can be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 03302 225075.