You can ask Barry Coppinger your questions directly whilst online on 27 January from 6-7pm
Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger is asking Teessiders for their views on his policing and partnership blueprint, which sets out the strategic direction for policing and for victims and witnesses for the next two years.
He will host an interactive web chat on Tuesday 27th January from 6.00 - 7.00pm where the public can question him on his future plans and what they want to see from their Commissioner.
Mr. Coppinger has already opened online consultation on his website www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk and will speak to community groups about whether his priorities continue to reflect the needs of communities.
Since the Police and Crime Plan launched in 2013, much work has been done to bring the document to life and build upon the priorities set by local people. This work has seen Cleveland at the very heart of innovation and collaboration, building upon relationships with partners and communities to protect victims from harm.
Residents are asked for their views on five priorities within the plan;
- Retain and develop neighbourhood policing
- Ensure a better deal for victims and witnesses
- Divert people from offending with a focus on rehabilitation and the prevention of reoffending
- Develop better coordination, communication and partnership between agencies to make the best use of resources
- Working for better industrial and community relations
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: "The policing and criminal justice landscape is changing, with new challenges such as serious, organised and cyber crime, as well as borderless criminals impacting areas such as rural crime, I must ensure that the needs of all of Cleveland’s communities are taken into account through the Police and Crime Plan.
"I’ve visited over 230 community meetings since being elected, so I am well versed on how important policing and victims services are for local people. I am keen to extend this consultation to individuals, public sector agencies and to private businesses so that it’s really a living document for the people of Cleveland."
Anyone who wishes to take part in the web chat can get involved by visiting this link:
Posted on Thursday 15th January 2015