HAMPSHIRE residents are being encouraged to put their questions forward on police priorities and their concerns.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, will be challenging the Chief Constable on police priorities, and the questions and concerns of the public.

The next COMPASS (Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability, Scrutiny and Strategy meeting) on September 24 will be filmed and available to access via the Commissioner’s digital platforms including the website www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk.

The film will show the question and answer session and will offer signposting to further information on the topics covered.

It is the Commissioner’s statutory role to hold the Chief Constable to account on the performance of the police force on behalf of the public, and the COMPASS meetings provide an opportunity to do this on a regular basis.

The Commissioner is inviting residents to submit their own questions for him to put to the Chief Constable on their behalf.

Residents who have any areas of concern that they would like the Commissioner to raise for you, are being asked to get in touch with the office by Thursday, September 19.

Michael Lane said: “As I represent you, and act as your champion, please let me know your concerns and I will put your questions to the Chief Constable so that she can provide reassurance that police resources are being used as effectively and efficiently as possible, recognising any issues that are on your minds.

He continued: “These COMPASS meetings are how I hold the Chief Constable publicly to account, and a full video recording will be available to watch soon after the meeting in September, via my website and social media channels.”

Anyone wishing to submit a question is asked to submit them to the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by the end of Thursday, September 19, by contacting 01962 871595 and speaking to Kim or Barbara; or by emailing opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.