South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright, has launched a new initiative to find out what locals think of their police force.
‘Ask the Police’ is a chance for residents of South Yorkshire to put forward their issues and concerns as part of PCC Wright taking the police force to task.
Members of the public, police officers and police staff are being given the opportunity to ask their questions, by completing a short form on the website, with the promise that he will then take it up with the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, David Crompton.
He said: “It is very important for me to understand the expectations of the members of the public in South Yorkshire when it comes to policing. In my role as South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, I am responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account on all policing matters.
“When developing my police and crime plan back at the beginning of the year, I listened to the publics’ concerns and issues that affected residents most. I then based my three key priorities around these issues.
“I now want to hear what people in South Yorkshire think about the ways in which the police force is operating and fighting crime in the county.”
The initiative is an opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap between the public of South Yorkshire and their police force. It is not for raising complaints or for further information on live investigations.
People have until September 15 to have their say at www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk.
Answers to the questions raised will be published on the website week beginning September 30.