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Businesspeople urged to have their say on Lichfield and Burntwood policing issues

Business people are being urged to play a part in shaping policing in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Matthew Ellis talking to the new Lichfield Safer Neighbourhood Panel

Matthew Ellis talking to the new Lichfield Safer Neighbourhood Panel

The local Safer Neighbourhood Panel examines criminal justice and community safety issues, as well as holind local policing commanders to account.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis said it was important a broad spectrum of individuals were represented on the panel.

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

“And 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.”

Other members of the panel include councillors and local residents, but the business sector is currently under-represented.

For details and information on applying, visit the Safer Neighbourhood Panels website.

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