Added on 13 September 2017 at 08:19
What policing questions would you like to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh? Now is your chance to have your say by submitting your questions for Police and Crime and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens to ask him.
The PCC is asking for local people to send her their questions based around a number of topics, ahead of the next 30-minute Facebook Live with the Chief Constable, on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am.
Topics for this next live webchat will include police funding and resources, restorative justice, stalking and harassment and rape and sexual assault and the session will end by taking a selection of other submitted questions.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “These Facebook live webchats are another way of enabling me to ensure the Chief Constable and I are as accessible to local people as possible. By hosting these sessions on a bi-monthly basis, it allows me to regularly put your questions to the Chief Constable and get you answers in a timely manner.
“It is important local people get the chance to ask their Chief Constable questions about policing, community safety and criminal justice matters. We’ve had some really interesting debates in these sessions previously and I hope that you will once again contact us with your honest and challenging questions.”
The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via the following link – www.facebook.com/AandSPCC
You can submit your questions by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01275 816377.
You can also send us your questions on Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #PCCinconvo
Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “I welcome these Facebook lives scrutiny sessions as a way of hearing from members of the community from across the force area. The sessions enable me to understand and stay in touch with the people we are here to serve if the Constabulary is to meet their needs.
“I’m keen to hear from and talk to all those who live and work across the Avon and Somerset police force area, to continue to learn how we can work in closer partnership to address the root causes of crime and help people feel safe.”
Chief Constable Andy Marsh is responsible for day-to-day operational policing and has direction and control of the Constabulary’s officers and staff. It is the PCC’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for policing in Avon and Somerset and hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering policing.