Police chief to outline strategy in face of cutbacks

Simon ColeSimon Cole, Leicestershire’s chief constable,  will be available at a July public meeting in Enderby to explain how Leicestershire Constabulary will deal with cuts in its funding.

Also present at the meeting will be Leicestershire Police Authority chairman Barrie Roper and Paul Stock, the authority’s chief executive and treasurer.

The meeting is due to take place at Leicestershire police headquarters, Enderby, on Thursday, July 14th between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. (Doors open at 6pm).

Chaired by BBC Radio Leicester presenter Ben Jackson, the event will also provide an insight into the proposals to abolish police authorities, replacing them with directly-elected police and crime commissioners – due to take effect within the next 12 months.

The massive shake-up of policing in England and Wales was outlined in 2010 by Home Secretary Theresa May.

During the meeting Mr.Cole will outline his force’s performance and how the reduced policing budget will affect services. There will be an opportunity for questions from the public.

Meetings are also scheduled to take place at:

  • Tuesday 24 May 2011 County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8RA
  • Thursday 16 June 2011 Rutland County Council, Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
  • Monday 27 June 2011 Town Hall, Town Hall Square, Leicester, LE1 9BG
  • All above meetings between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. (Doors open for light refreshments at 6pm).

    People who would like to attend should telephone 0116 229 8986,

    or e-mail: police.authority@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

     

    Leicester Constabulary |  Leicestershire Police Authority |  Home Office (Police)

     

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