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What do you want to ask the Chief Constable about policing?

20 January 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner invites questions from the public on police priorities and performance to put to the Chief Constable.


Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf. This is part of the Commissioner’s regular scrutiny meetings to ensure that he is representing the views and concerns of local residents and holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the police force.

The questions can be on any areas of concern the public may have around crime and policing and should be sent to the Commissioner’s office by 12 noon on Friday 29 January 2021.

The COMPASS (Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy) meeting will take place on Tuesday 16 February 2021 and will be filmed and available to view here on the Commissioner’s website. The film will show the Commissioner asking your questions and the Chief Constable’s answers. The last meeting can be viewed above.  

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.

Michael Lane said: “I would like to invite members of the public to send me any questions they have in relation to crime and policing that I can put directly to the Chief Constable on their behalf. It is important that I represent your voices and you will see that my last COMPASS consisted solely of questions from local residents and stakeholders.

“This is an important opportunity to have your questions answered by the Chief Constable on any policing concerns you may have to ensure that policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is being delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible to keep our communities safer, as we continue to face challenging and unprecedented times.”

He continued: “These COMPASS meetings are how I hold the Chief Constable publicly to account on a regular basis. A full video recording will be available to watch soon after the meeting, via my website and social media channels.”

Anyone wishing to submit a question is asked to submit them to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office 12 noon on Friday 29 January 2021, by contacting 01962 871595 and leaving a message; or by emailing

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