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Essex: Essex Police Challenge
For the first time, the Chief Constable of Essex Police is going to be scrutinised in front of the public.
The first of a series of meetings, held by the Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston, is being held at 10am at the Chelmsford City Chambers today (Monday 5 August).
As part of the Essex Police Challenge questions residents have sent to Mr Alston will be put towards the boss of the police force, Stephen Kavanagh.
As well as questions sent in by the public, the first meeting will look also look at subjects like road safety, crime trends and efficiency.
Nick Alston says: "The Essex Police Challenge will become a key part of how I, as the first ever elected Police and Crime Commissioner, hold the Chief Constable of Essex and his senior team to account on behalf of the people of our county.
"We all care deeply about crime, and we all want there to be fewer victims of crime. I want everyone who lives, works in or visits our county to know how it is policed, what is being done to fight crime, and where it may be possible to do some things better."
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