First in series of district public meetings hosted by Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner
Targeted policing led by intelligence and the recent uplift in officer numbers were subjects under discussion at the PFCC’s public meeting for Epping Forest district.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (PFCC) for Essex, hosted the first of a series of public meetings on Monday night at the Zinc Arts Centre, High Ongar.
Mr Hirst was joined by senior officers from Epping Forest District Council, Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue Service. The panel welcomed residents, who were able to raise issues surrounding policing and the fire and rescue service in the district.
Mr Hirst said: “We are there to be challenged and those in the room knew their subjects and had a committed interest.
“We were able to offer reassurance around some local concerns, and other concerns were picked up on by our colleagues from Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue on the panel to follow up on. We always learn more about community concerns from these sessions.
“A role of the PFCC is to be the voice of the people, helping to ensure Essex Police and Essex Fire and Rescue Service are delivering for our communities.”
“I’m hosting public meetings in all Essex districts over the next six months, so please come along to the meeting near to you and give voice to your views on policing and the fire and rescue service in the county, allowing me to advise the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer with greater understanding.”
The next PFCC district public meeting will be held at the United Reformed Church, Maldon, on Monday, 9th October.
A full list of upcoming public meetings across Essex can be on the PFCC’s website