Public police meeting is tonight

Insp Peter Ferrie and Tim Passmore
Insp Peter Ferrie and Tim Passmore

You can ask questions of the county’s police chiefs at a public meeting tonight (Wednesday, May 7).

Police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore will be at Samuel Ward Academy at 6.30pm, along with Suffolk Constabulary chief constable Douglas Paxton. The meeting will be filmed and broadcast.

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 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 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.”

Echo reporter Steve Barton will be at the meeting – @steveEcho on Twitter for live updates

For a full report on the meeting and all the latest news see next Thursday’s (May 15) Echo.