‘Your Police Your Say’ public meetings
The dates for the next series of public meetings has just been confirmed. To find your local meeting click here.
The Your Police Your Say meetings are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Constabulary, and to find out more about policing in the county.
Each meeting will involve a quick overview from Tim Passmore and the Chief Constable, or his deputy, and then there will be an opportunity to ask questions. The local Inspector responsible for policing in the local area, will add operational context.
Meetings will be held in each of the seven district/borough areas:
Ipswich, Thursday 10 May
Forest Heath, Thursday 24 May
Suffolk Coastal, Thursday 7 June
Babergh, Wednesday 20 June
Mid Suffolk, Wednesday 11 July
St Edmundsbury, Thursday 12 July
There is no need to book, please just turn up. Meetings start at 7pm and are expected to end at 8.30pm. Tea and coffee will be served from 6.40pm.
There is also an opportunity to meet the PCC and the Chief Constable ‘On Tour’ around the county. The details of where they will be, and when, is here.
PCC confirms 6.8% council precept increase for policing in Suffolk
Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has announced today (Friday 26th January) that he will be asking council taxpayers to pay more towards policing in the county in the next financial year.
The PCC presented his precept proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting at Suffolk County Council’s HQ today for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the increase.
Raising the precept by 6.8% will add approximately £2.9m to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year, for a band D property the increase is £12 a year. More…..
Suffolk’s Office of the PCC awarded for openness and transparency
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is delighted to announce that his team has been awarded a prestigious national award for openness and transparency for the third successive year.
Christopher Jackson, Chief Executive of Suffolk’s OPCC said, “We were commended for excellence for openness and transparency, which is down to the hard work and application of the OPCC in ensuring we comply with our statutory obligations concerning making information available to the public.”
He added, “It is really important that this office complies with the statutory obligations placed upon the Police and Crime Commissioner. This includes making sure we publish all the information we are required to publish in a clear and accessible way. We are determined to make sure anyone looking for information finds what they need quickly and easily and I am pleased that CoPaCC has acknowledged this by making this award.”
The Quality Mark was presented to Christopher Jackson by Bernard Rix, Chief Executive of CoPaCC on Tuesday 9th January.