Business people in Lichfield and Burntwood asked to join local policing panels

Business people in Burntwood and Lichfield are being offered the chance to play a role in directing local policing in their community.

They are being invited to join the area’s Safer Neighbourhood Panel.

Matthew Ellis talking to the new Lichfield Safer Neighbourhood Panel

Matthew Ellis talking to the new Lichfield Safer Neighbourhood Panel

The group’s responsibilities include holding the local policing team commander to account and look at community safety issues.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, who launched the Safer Neighbourhood Panels, said: “I make no apology for believing that truly local policing, and the public playing a part in influencing that, is vital.

“You can shape policing at the most local level in your community by joining a Safer Neighbourhood Panel.

“The spotlight on local policing performance that these panels brings is invaluable in adding to the rigour I have introduced to overseeing policing.”

Local residents and councillors also sit on the panels and expenses are paid for those who sit on it.

For more details on joining visit www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/safer-neighbourhood-panels.

Founder of LichfieldLive and editor of the site.

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