Police panel’s giving the public a platform
PEOPLE will be able to quiz a police panel at its meetings from now on.
Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel has made the move to add a question time session to improve public engagement and interest in its work.
Members agreed at a meeting on Friday, July 11 to open up meetings to the public from September.
It also looked at the delivery of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan, with an update from commissioner Anthony Stansfeld.
He said police met or exceeded four out of five crime detection targets in the year up to March 2014, including a reduction in domestic burglaries of 20 per cent.
There was also a very small increase in recorded crimes against the person of 0.5 per cent (94 offences) during the year.
At Friday’s meeting, panel members also reelected Buckinghamshire county councillor, Trevor Egleton, as chairman for a third year.
Kieron Mallon, an Oxfordshire county councillor, was re-elected as vice-chairman.
QUESTION TIME: Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel’s chairman Trevor Egleton and vice-chairman Kieron Mallon