Chief Constable Simon Byrne and Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer are inviting members of the public to tell them what they want from the police in the next in their series of engagement events. The force’s ‘Working Together’ sessions are taking place in colleges, universities and venues across nine of the county’s biggest towns.
The next one will be on the beat at West Cheshire College off Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 25.
The idea is to allow the community to speak to neighbourhood officers to discuss localised crime and disorder issues, ideas and priorities as well as receiving crime prevention advice and information before hearing the overall aims from Mr Byrne and PCC Dwyer.
It is hoped that by working together the police and the public can improve the service the force provides and ensure it is meeting the needs of the communities it serves.
Members of the audience will also be asked to vote on policing priorities for their area and people can even take part from the comfort of their living room as the meeting will be webcast live.
Viewers at home
Viewers at home will be able to log onto the Cheshire Police website from around 7pm and act as they would if there in person asking questions and voting on priorities via email or Twitter.
Mr Byrne said: “The constabulary has conducted events like these in the past but not on this scale. You can have your input like never before.
“Not only can you ask live questions, both in person or online, but you can directly influence policing priorities in your area.
“We want to hear from you to tell us what you want from your police force and these events provide a terrific opportunity for you to do that.”
Mr Dwyer added: “I am dedicated to bringing the communities of Cheshire and the police closer together. These consultation events will allow the public to ask questions of me and of the Chief Constable and influence the policing priorities in their area. I’d encourage everyone to take part.”
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