Question time with Sussex police and crime leaders

Katy Bourne. PCC for Sussex. 13/12/13 ENGSUS00120131213155025
Katy Bourne. PCC for Sussex. 13/12/13 ENGSUS00120131213155025
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Sussex residents will get the chance to question both the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner and the Sussex Police and Crime Panel at a meeting later this month.

Questions are now being invited for Katy Bourne, and the Panel. The Panel comprises councillors from all 15 local authorities across Sussex, plus two independent members, and carries out the role of scrutinising the actions and decisions of the Commissioner.

At the annual meeting on Friday, June 27, the Panel will scrutinise the Commissioner’s Annual Report and consider her role in reviewing the performance of Sussex Police’s “101” call-handling arrangements. This follows shortcomings that were identified, prompted by a previous question from a member of the public.

West Sussex County Councillor Brad Watson OBE, Panel Chairman, said: “The Annual Meeting is an excellent chance for members of the public to put their questions in person to the Commissioner or to the Panel.

“We ask only to have notice and sight of the questions by noon of the previous day, to ensure the necessary administrative arrangements are in place.

“People who want to ask a question but cannot make it to the meeting can still submit a question and it will be asked by the Panel Chairman, with the answer recorded in the official minutes of the meeting.”

More details about the meeting, the work of the Panel, and a link to the live website (on the day of the meeting) can be found on the Police and Crime Panel’s homepage.

The meeting takes place at the County Hall headquarters of East Sussex County Council in Lewes at 10am on Friday, June 27.

Anyone wishing to put a question to the Commissioner or the Panel should contact Matthew Evans on 0330 22 22538 or e-mail: Questions must not relate to operational matters or individual grievances, and must be submitted by June 13.