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Police to Face the Public, Virtually

Published on: 19 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 20 Jan, 2021

On Monday, February 1, Chief Constable Gavin Stephens will be teaming up Guildford’s Borough Commander, Inspector James Wyatt and Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro to host a virtual engagement event.

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

The event is to inform the public on what the force is doing to support local residents and will give a chance for communities to ask questions.

Part of our ‘Policing Your Community’ series, the online meeting is one of a programme of 11 to cover the whole county over the next three weeks.

Borough Commander James Wyatt

Each will update on county-wide priorities, as well as focus on the specific issues and challenges faced by communities in the local area. The events will begin with an introduction from the PCC, Chief Constable and Borough Commander, and this will be followed by a live Q&A session.

PCC David Munro

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “Following the success of these events over the past two years, I’m once again looking forward to hearing from local residents about the issues that are important to them.

“In previous years it has been great to meet residents in person, but the Pandemic has meant that we have to do it differently this year so we are bringing our event to you “virtually” and you can take part from the comfort of your own home.

“As a force, we pride ourselves on working together with our communities to tackle crime and events like these really ensure our policing decisions and priorities are guided by the views and suggestions of the residents we serve.”

Surrey’s Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro said: “After an extremely difficult year for so many in our communities, this year’s events are a vital opportunity for residents to be involved and have their say on local policing in 2021.

As Police and Crime Commissioner, I also have the difficult task of proposing what residents will pay for policing from their council tax in 2021/22. I’m asking for the views of the Surrey public so they may be fully involved in that decision.”

For more information about other local ‘Policing Your Community’ events, please visit our website.

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