What is Your Force Your Voice?
When he was elected in 2012, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, unveiled plans for the biggest public engagement exercise in the history of Cleveland Police.
The "Your Force, Your Voice" initiative involves the Commissioner attending public meetings in every one of Cleveland's Neighbourhood Police Team areas, as well as meeting with all specialist policing units.
"The "Your Force Your Voice" campaign is the chance for local residents to raise directly with me issues that affect their local neighbourhood and livelihood" said Barry.
"I will cover every mile of the force area to engage with the public, local businesses, organisations, police officers and staff to be clear about what people want from their Police Force. I want the public to tell me what is good and what could be better. I want officers to identify any unnecessary barriers to them intervening in the way the public would wish. If those barriers do exist they will be removed."
"Every issue raised will be looked into and dealt with appropriately. Local policing priorities identified by this campaign will form part of the Police & Crime Plan which I will draw up and which the Chief Constable will implement".
Upcoming Your Force Your Voice Meetings
You can see a full list of the PCC's upcoming public engagements in his Events Calendar.
If you would like further details of future meetings or to invite the Commissioner to one of your meetings, you can contact Sarah Wilson, Commissioner's Officer for Consultation and Engagement on 01642 301446 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org