Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball is continuing in his efforts to be the most open and engaging in the country with the launch of a new style public meeting.
The first of these new public meetings will take place on Monday, February 10, from 6.30pm at Upper School Hall, Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College, Long Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1AE.
Ron Ball said: “We have been running public meetings for more than a year, but following feedback from the public we are transforming how they operate.
“They will move to the evening and get underway at 6.30pm. The first half an hour will purely be a meet and greet time where the public can chat one-to-one with me or the police officers in attendance about any issues they wish.
“At 7pm there will be a question time, where we welcome any questions, none of which have to be submitted in advance, just come along and ask and hopefully we can help.
“This will then be followed by the main body of the meeting where, among other items, I hold Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Andy Parker to account on policing in Warwickshire.”
The meeting will also be broadcast live on the internet and viewers will be encouraged to engage with the meeting through social media.
The meeting will also include an update from Deputy Chief Constable, Neil Brunton, on the Strategic Alliance with West Mercia.
And the Police and Crime Commissioner will welcome the return of Warwickshire Police Cadets to the county.
This will be the first in a series of new style public meetings, the next of which will take place in Stratford, on a date and time to be decided.
Mr Ball added: “These meetings have come about at the request of the public. They are effectively a pilot and if the public engage with them they will continue, if they do not, we will have to review the format again.”