Police to attend Berwick meeting

Northumbria Police commissioner Vera Baird and Chief Constable Sue Sim

Northumbria Police commissioner Vera Baird and Chief Constable Sue Sim

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Residents in Berwick will have the chance to quiz their police chiefs at a public meeting.

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC and Chief Constable Sue Sim QPM will answer questions at a meeting in the town hall chaired by Northumberland County Council leader Grant Davey.

Coun Davey said: “This will be a great opportunity for residents to come along and hear about the work the police and the Crime Commissioner are doing to keep crime low in the county.

“People will also be able to raise any concerns or issues they have with the people at the very top.”

Vera Baird said: “I hope people will accept this invitation to come and find out more about policing in their area. Sue Sim, the Chief Constable, and I will also take questions.”

The meeting is at 6pm on Thursday, June 12.

Ms Baird added: “I would like to thank Councillor Grant Davey for hosting this meeting and giving us this chance to speak with Northumberland residents face-to-face.

“The style of the meetings will be informal because we want people to feel that it is their meeting and feel comfortable about raising any issues they may have.

“Hearing from people first hand is very important to me, and I hope people will have plenty of questions and suggestions. Meeting local residents is a big part of my job, I regularly visit communities across Northumbria and I look forward to being in Northumberland once again on June 12.”

Chief Constable Sue Sim said: “The Commissioner and I are keen to hear from people about their neighbourhoods and any issues they may have in their area.

“We are absolutely committed to delivering the policing service people tell us they want, and both the Commissioner and I regularly consult communities to hear their views and ask them about their priorities.

“This is an opportunity for people to speak to us face-to-face and ask questions. I would encourage everyone to come along and raise the issues that matter to them.”

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