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Be part of the Essex Police Challenge

Nick Alston has announced plans for the second ever Essex Police Challenge.  The event is a key part of how the county’s first elected Police and Crime Commissioner holds the Chief Constable and his senior team to account on behalf of the people of Essex.

Everyone who lives or works in our county is invited to submit a question that they would like the PCC to ask and there will also be an opportunity at the meeting for members of the audience to ask questions directly.  As many as possible of the submitted questions will be asked during the meeting.

Nick Alston said: “I hold weekly scrutiny meetings with Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, and I will use the knowledge I have of police performance and organisational challenges to ensure the event addresses those important issues that should be of public concern.”

The major topics for November’s Essex Police Challenge will be:

– crime trends and police performance;

– domestic abuse;

– the next three years: the challenges and opportunities for policing in Essex.

Nick Alston continued: “Everyone cares about crime and about how our county is policed.  I want to use the meeting to launch a crucial debate about how policing will change and develop during the next few years.  I also want to highlight the challenges of tackling domestic abuse.  Much good work is going on, but we all need to do better.”

The next Essex Police Challenge meeting will take place on Monday November 4, 2013, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at:

Chelmsford City Council Chamber
Duke Street

Nick Alston added: “The Essex Police Challenge is an opportunity for you to get involved in the debate about policing our county, and I hope as many of you as possible will be part of the event.”

If you have a question you would like the PCC to ask the Chief Constable, please email it to:

[email protected]

Alternately, you can write to the PCC’s office marking your envelope “Essex Police Challenge”:

PCC for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way

You can view the film of the first Essex Police Challenge meeting here.

Concise briefing notes on the key agenda subjects will be published and made available at the meeting and online on the PCC website:


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01245 291600

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