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Public participation in the Police and Crime Panel
 
Meetings of the Police and Crime Panel are held in public. Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings of the Panel. No prior notice of attendance is required by members of the public. For further information about these meetings, please email pcp@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01992 785650.
 
Asking the Panel questions about matters of interest
 
The constitution of the Panel expressly allows members of the public to ask questions at its meetings. A maximum of 20 minutes is allowed at each meeting for general public questions. Members of the public are encouraged to email their questions to pcp@broxbourne.gov.uk at least seven days in advance of a meeting to allow for a quicker and more complete response. Answers will be provided orally at the meeting or in writing after the meeting, if an immediate response is not possible.
 
Additionally, members of the public can ask further questions at meetings when there is an agenda item for the Panel to consider the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed precept, draft Police and Crime Plan or annual report. A maximum of 15 minutes per agenda item is allowed for public questions which will take place prior to the Panel’s consideration of the agenda item.
 
Submitting petitions to the Panel
 
Members of the public may present a petition containing 10 or more signatures to a meeting of the Panel. Please send the petition to pcp@broxbourne.gov.uk at least 14 days before the date of a meeting. Alternatively, please write to Head of Support Services, Member Services, Borough Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XQ. The presenter of the petition may address the meeting of the Panel for up to three minutes. If the subject matter of the petition is on the agenda, the topic will be discussed at the meeting. If the subject matter of the petition is not on the agenda, the petition will be referred to the next meeting of the Panel.
 
Asking the Police and Crime Commissioner questions about matters of interest
 
The constitution of the Panel expressly allows members of the public to ask the Police and Crime Commissioner questions at its meetings when the Commissioner is present. A maximum of 20 minutes is allowed at each meeting for public questions to the Commissioner. Members of the public are encouraged to email their questions to pcp@broxbourne.gov.uk at least seven days in advance of a meeting to allow for a quicker and more complete response. Answers will be provided orally at the meeting or in writing after the meeting, if an immediate response is not possible.
 
Rules of procedure
 
The Panel has approved its rules of procedure.
 
Any further queries about attending the Panel
 
Please email pcp@broxbourne.gov.uk or call 01992 785650.
 
 
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  Police community support officer on the beat