QUESTIONS about policing priorities and performance can be put to Sussex’s police and crime commissioner at a meeting this month.
Members of the public can question Katy Bourne on the way crime is being tackled in Sussex and how the force is performing against her police and crime plan. Answers will be given during the next meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel at 10.30am next Friday at County Hall in Lewes.
Cllr Bill Bentley, chairman of the panel, said: “As a critical friend to the commissioner, the role of the panel is to properly scrutinise all elements of her work, on behalf of the public, to ensure the role is being carried out effectively.
“We want to make sure the issues we are raising are those that the public feel are important to them. I would encourage people to submit their questions and help achieve this.”
Questions to the police and crime commissioner can be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex but should not be related to operational matters of live cases.
It is recommended that questions be submitted in advance of the meeting to allow full responses to be prepared and to give more people the chance to take part.
A total of 45 minutes will be allocated to members of the public who would like to ask their questions in person. The two main items on the agenda are the commissioner’s annual report and an update on diversity in police recruitment.