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Applications open for Lichfield and Burntwood residents to join new Safer Neighbourhood Panel

People are being given the chance to apply for a position on a new Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Lichfield and Burntwood.

The panel will allow local residents to have their say on local policing issues.

Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said: ““This is a real opportunity for local people to play a part in holding all responsible for policing in their area to account and I’d urge residents to get involved.

“I make no apology for believing that truly local policing, and the public playing a part in influencing that policing is vital.

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

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

Applications can be made until July 19 and applicants must be over 18.

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for community, Cllr Doug Pullen, said: “We hope a good balance of people from across the district will be involved, making sure local views are taken into account when setting out plans and priorities for policing the area.”

People can apply to join the panel online.

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