Ask the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner
Do you have a question for the county’s Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner? The Essex Police Challenge is an opportunity for everyone living in Essex to ask about the issues that matter to them.
The next Essex Police Challenge event will take place in Brentwood on October 29, 2015, and residents are welcome to attend and ask their question in person or submit a question by email.
The event will be held at the Brentwood Theatre, and will provide an opportunity for everyone to raise their concerns and questions about crime and policing in Essex with Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, and Nick Alston, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
The two hour meeting will be entirely dedicated to a discussion of the proposals recently announced for police buildings and front counters, improving contact between police and members of the public, and the future of local policing.
The Essex Police Challenge will take place on Thursday October 29, from 7.30pm to 9:30pm, at Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood Essex CM15 8AG
Another Essex Police Challenge meeting will be held in the south of the county, probably in the Rayleigh area, on the evening of November 12, 2015, and will enable people to ask questions directly of the Chief Constable and PCC.
The Essex Police Challenge event – which has previously taken place in eight different locations across the county – was devised by Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex and forms a key part of his work to scrutinise the force and hold the Chief Constable to account.
Nick Alston said: “The Essex Police Challenge gives the public a unique opportunity to put questions to both the Chief Constable and me about crime and policing in their local area and across the county. I would encourage everyone to submit questions and attend the meeting if you can, to be part of the discussion about policing and community safety in Essex.”
To submit a question for the PCC and/or Chief Constable write to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner at 3 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1GU or alternatively email: [email protected]
Nick Alston will aim to ensure that as many questions as possible are answered during the event.
For more information, please call the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on: 01245 291600.
Full details of the proposals for Essex Police buildings, contact between public and police, and the shape of local policing can be seen at the following links:
- A short film about the proposals
- Countywide details of the proposalsWhat the proposals mean for your district
- PCC statement
- Chief Constable statement
- Essex Police Headquarters
- The potential impact on PCSOs and police staff
The Brentwood Theatre has limited free parking for blue-badge holders.
All other members of the public can consider parking in:
Sawyers Hall Lane – where there is limited parking and may be a small charge
Sainsburys which is £2 for two hours and is free after 9pm
William Hunter Way which is free from 7pm