HAMPSHIRE residents can grill the county police chief during an upcoming scrutiny session.

An online public scrutiny session will be taking place next month.

Residents will be able ask the Chief Constable, Olivia Pinkey, questions during the online event taking place at 6pm on December 2.

Hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) - Donna Jones - it will be broadcast live on social media.

People can ask questions on the night or submit their questions in advance.

The session will be recorded and shared on the PCC’s website after the event

Ms Jones said, “The first Commissioner’s Oversight of Policing Services session I held with the Chief Constable in September gave hundreds of local residents the opportunity to put their concerns to the Chief Constable and thousands more the opportunity to watch live. I asked the Chief Constable a number of questions on a range of topics that concerned local residents including: police officers numbers and recruitment in Hampshire, anti-social behaviour, use of e-scooters, sexual violence against women and men, Hampshire Constabulary’s approach to firearms licensing and the handling of 101 calls.

“I am determined to make policing more accessible to local residents and COPS provides an important opportunity for you to have your voice heard on local policing issues. During the last COPS session, I am pleased to report as well as there being questions and some concerns, there was also considerable praise and thanks for the work of local police officers and of Hampshire Constabulary as a whole.”

To submit a question, email opcc@hampshire.pnn.police.uk by 12pm on Monday, November 29.

Alternatively, call 01962 871595.