Simon Hayes to hold Crime and Policing Meeting in Andover

On Thursday 4 February at 2pm, Simon Hayes, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, will hold his Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy (COMPASS) meeting on Crime and Policing in Andover at the Andover Guildhall

The Commissioner regularly holds the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary to account on behalf of the two counties’ residents and the COMPASS meetings are the most public example of this aspect of his role. At this COMPASS meeting, Simon Hayes will be asking the Acting Chief Constable, Graham McNulty, what Hampshire Constabulary’s strategy is for addressing the issues that require police attention in Andover.

Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “My role as Commissioner means that I must scrutinise policing and hold the Chief Constable to account. This is an opportunity for the residents of Andover and Test Valley to question policing in their area.

“Residents can ask questions about crime, policing and the responsibilities of Hampshire Constabulary in the local area, and I will put these to Acting Chief Constable Graham McNulty. Residents are also invited to register to attend the meeting.”

The meeting is open to members of the public to attend and includes a question and answer session. Anyone wishing to attend, or submit a question, is asked to register their interest with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) by midday on 25 January, by contacting 01962 871595 or Members of the public unable to attend the meeting are welcome to submit their questions for the Acting Chief Constable directly to the OPCC by the same date.

In order to be considered by the Commissioner, questions must:

relate to crime and policing in Andover not discuss specific or individual cases or investigations relate to the policing responsibilities of Hampshire Constabulary The meeting will be filmed and available to view at by mid February.

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