Michael Lane invites Isle of Wight Residents to Scrutiny Event

25 May 2017

On Saturday 24 June in Newport, the Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane will be publicly holding the Chief Constable to account on the performance of the Constabulary, and he is inviting members of the public to attend and submit questions. 

At the Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy (COMPASS) meeting, Michael Lane will be asking the Chief Constable, Olivia Pinkney, what Hampshire Constabulary’s strategy is for addressing the issues that require police attention on the Isle of Wight and the wider Hampshire Constabulary policing area.

The Commissioner is offering members of the public the opportunity to attend the event in Newport from 10.30am to 12noon on Saturday 24 June 2017.

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 Wednesday 14 June, by contacting 01962 871595 and speaking to Richard Martin or emailing opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.

Michael Lane scrutinises Chief Constable
Michael Lane scrutinises the Chief Constable

Members of the public unable to attend the meeting can also submit their questions for the Chief Constable directly to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office by midday Wednesday 14 June. In order to be considered by the Commissioner, questions must:

  • be related to crime and policing on the Isle of Wight or the wider policing area
  • not discuss specific or individual cases or investigations
  • must relate to the policing responsibilities of Hampshire Constabulary.

The Commissioner and the Chief Constable will also be attending the Royal Isle of Wight County Show on Sunday 25 June, and will hold a question and answer session in the show theatre.

It is the Commissioner’s statutory role to hold the Chief Constable to account on the performance of the police force on behalf of the public, and the COMPASS meetings provide an opportunity to do this on a regular basis.

The meeting will be filmed and available to view at www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk.

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