Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is staging a series of public meetings across the county.
These are an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the commissioner and the Chief Constable and to find out more about policing in their area.
Mr Passmore said: “Having direct contact with the people of Suffolk that I represent is extremely important to me.
“I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through public meetings, one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum.
“I do hope people will accept this invite to come and find out more about policing. Douglas Paxton, the Chief Constable, and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises.
“Public engagement is a key responsibility for every PCC and covering such a large geographical area, this is quite a challenge.
“I have set up a meeting in each district and borough to make it as easy as possible and I am hoping for an open and frank two-way dialogue, so please spread the word as I really want to encourage a good crowd.”
There will be a meeting in each of the seven district or borough areas.
Each meeting will involve a quick overview from Mr Passmore and Douglas Paxton and then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and there will be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context.
The audience will also be invited to have their say with the help of an interactive voting system.
There will be a meeting in each of the seven district or borough areas at (the Waveney meeting was last Wednesday, September 25) :
St Edmundsbury: The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, tomorrow (Wednesday, October 2)
Mid Suffolk: The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, Stowmarket, next Monday (October 7)
Suffolk Coastal: Marlborough Hotel, Sea Front, Felixstowe, next Wednesday (October 9)
Babergh: Sudbury Town Hall, Market Hill, Sudbury, next Thursday (October 10)
Forest Heath: Memorial Hall, High Street, Newmarket, October 14
Ipswich: University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich Waterfront, October 22
All meetings start at 6.30pm.
There is no need to book, everyone is welcome.
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (October 3) Echo.