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Chance to air views over policing Bangor with police chief

BANGOR residents are being given a rare chance to chat with a police chief to air their views over policing in their communities.

A Police and Crime Commissioner and North Wales Police surgery is coming to the city.

Citizens are being encouraged to book a place to meet with the North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin and North Wales Police.

The advice sessions – by appointment only – will be held  at the Quaker Meeting House on Dean Street.

The event is aimed at residents of Bangor and its surrounding areas, and will be held from 1pm-3pm, on Thursday, May 25 .

The PCC says it is all part of efforts to bring policing closer to the people.

Residents will be able to raise any concerns or comments with the Commissioner and North Wales Police representatives.

Attendees will get 20 minutes to speak with the Commissioner, who will be accompanied by representatives from his office and the police.

The conversations will remain confidential, and the Commissioner, officers and staff will be able to provide further signposting if an issue can be more appropriately dealt with by other agencies and organisations.

Andy Dunbobbin, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales, said: “I am delighted to be coming to Bangor as part of my monthly advice surgeries for the people of North Wales.

“I always aim to listen closely to what residents are telling me and it is clear to me that many people want to have a closer and more personal relationship with policing.

“I would urge local residents to get in touch, book their place and meet me and North Wales Police to discuss their problems, so that we can do our best to address them.

“As a PCC who is rooted in the community, I am determined to bring visible policing – and the way it works – closer to communities and neighbourhoods right across North Wales.”

The Commissioner will be unable to intervene in operational matters, but welcomes residents’ feedback on how North Wales is policed.

The PCC will also not be able to consider complaints about police officers, members of police staff, police community support officers or special constables as this has to go through the existing and established channels. Further advice on the complaints system is on the OPCC (The office of the Police and Crime Commisioner website).

To book a 20-minute slot with Andy Dunbobbin, please contact the PCC’s office with your name, contact information and what you would like to discuss.

Email: [email protected] Phone: 01492 805486 Post: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner North Wales, Police Headquarters. Glan y Don, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8AW

The Police and Crime Commissioner has four main duties, they are to set the priorities for policing in North Wales; to decide the budget for North Wales Police; to listen and respond to the public’s views on policing; and to hold the Chief Constable to account.