COMPASS – Scrutiny by the Commissioner of the Chief Constable

04 April 2017

It was good to be in Aldershot for my COMPASS meeting.

COMPASS, which stands for Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy, is a publicly accessible meeting where I hold the Chief Constable to account in public and provides an opportunity for the public to have their questions on important community and policing issues answered. This is only one of the ways I hold the Chief Constable to account. Other ways include regular one to one sessions and progress meetings, along with written challenges requiring a formal response. For those of you who were unable to attend the meeting was filmed and is be available to be viewed here.


Please use these timings to find the sections of the meeting you wish to watch:

09:23 Terrorism

09:30 Morale & Safety of Officers & Staff

17:21 Balancing the risks of the changing face of policing with living in a safe environment

22:45 Police visibility

23:40 Accessibility of reporting crime

25:02 Police responses to crime

26:30 HMIC report on police effectiveness highlighting some areas of improvement in particular how some victims of Domestic Abuse are supported in some circumstances

35:12 Championing community needs- how are local issues being dealt with in the context of the hidden and visible crime?

41:45 What are you doing to combat cybercrime?

47:00 Local questions section start

47:21 Why aren’t the police proceeding with investigations when there is clear evidence of a crime which could lead to a successful conviction?

51:36 The accessibility of Hampshire Officers being available on occasions at Rushmoor Borough Council Offices

53:00 What is the current policy and practise of Neighbourhood policing in Aldershot? The perception of police visibility

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