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
Please note that the following meetings will pertain to issues within the particular ward or area in which they are held. If you have an issue which relates to District or Forcewide matters or issues in a different ward area, please email Sarah Wilson at the contacts listed below.
Friday 1st September 2017 13:00 St Aidan's Residents Meeting, St Aidan's Meeting Room, TS1 5RT
Tuesday 5th September 2017 18:00 Hemlington Community Council, Hemlington Community Hub (Library)
Tuesday 5th September 2017 19:00 Marton East Community Council, Marton Community Centre, Marton, TS7 8QB
This site will be regularly updated to list upcoming meetings throughout the year.
If you would like further details of future meetings you can contact Sarah Wilson, Commissioner's Officer for Consultation and Engagement on 01642 301446 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org