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Commissioner reaffirms Your Force Your Voice pledge at 600th meeting

600th meeting - Emily gives Parkfield a tour

Parkfield Residents Association were given a guided tour of the control room as part of the PCC's 600th public engagement

PCC Barry Coppinger has strengthened his commitment to engaging with communities in Cleveland following his 600th public meeting since being elected for the role.

Mr Coppinger welcomed members of Parkfield Residents Association to the Community Safety Hub last night (Tuesday 16October), for a tour of the ground-breaking building and the new state-of-the-art Police Control Room.

The PCC’s Your Force Your Voice pledge, made after he was first elected in 2012, sets out his commitment to engaging with all 79 wards in the Cleveland area.

Intelligence and feedback gathered in community meetings has had a significant impact on the development of policy and strategies to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour across Cleveland.

One example is the Eston Hills Action Group, which was established after residents expressed their concerns about increasingly levels of crime and vandalism.

Measures taken by partners within the group, including the local authority, fire services and police, have has a reduced levels of crime on the hills by 75%.

Mr Coppinger said: “As elected representatives, it is crucial Police and Crime Commissioners engage regularly with the public, to better understand their policing priorities and to develop strategies with their concerns in mind.

“Since day one, I have placed public engagement at the heart of my Police and Crime Plan and to have reached 600 community meetings in six years is a significant milestone.

“Community meetings remain a fantastic way for the public to have their voices heard about policing in their area and I would encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to come along.”

A full list of the PCC’s upcoming public engagements can be found on the PCC website here: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/News-and-Events/Events-Calendar.aspx


Posted on Wednesday 17th October 2018
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