Meeting to hold Hampshire Chief Constable to account

Hampshire's police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes
Hampshire's police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes
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HAMPSHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is to hold the county’s top officer to account over plans for engaging with young people at a public meeting.

Simon Hayes will hold his Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy (Compass) meeting on ‘Young People, Crime and the Police’.

Mr Hayes wants to ask Chief Constable Andy Marsh what his plans are for preventing young people from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and improve outcomes if they become involved in criminal activities.

Mr Hayes said: ‘Young people have such valuable insights to offer regarding their experiences of crime, both as victims and perpetrators. I am looking forward to challenging the Chief Constable to consider the behaviours, attitudes and culture of the police, and encouraging the constabulary to take a proactive approach to developing good relations between young people and the police.’

The meeting includes a question and answer session. Anyone wishing to attend, or submit a question, can call 01962 871595 or email by noon on October 10. Questions must relate to young people, crime and the police, not discuss specific cases or investigations and must relate to the policing responsibilities of Hampshire Constabulary.

The meeting will be held at Winchester University’s King Alfred Campus in the Bowers Building at 6pm on October 14.