Meet the police chief and chair

Published Friday 13th January 2012

Barrie Roper and Simon Cole Feb 2011

People are invited to a meeting with the Chair of the Police Authority and the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Constabulary, as the two organisations enter a challenging period.

Simon Cole, Chief Constable, and Barrie Roper, Chair of the Police Authority, will be at the Harborough District Council Offices chamber, Market Harborough, on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 

The event will be hosted by the BBC’s Ben Jackson, and starts at 6pm (with light refreshments from 5.30pm). It will finish by 8.00pm.

In February 2012 the police budget for 2012-13 will be set and these meetings will enable us to explain the options being considered.

The meeting, one of four across the county, will explain more about the financial challenges to be faced in 2012-13 and allow people to put forward their views on local policing priorities and the use of resources.

Short explanatory presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

More information will also be given on the forthcoming elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner, who will replace the Police Authority in November next year.

Despite the challenges ahead both the Police Authority and the Constabulary remain focused on further improvement of the policing services provided for the people and businesses of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland .

If you would like to come along, call 0116 229 8986 or e-mail police.authority@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk stating “Count my view” in the subject field and providing your name, a contact number and your venue of choice in the body of the message.

For your convenience, please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.

There is no need to advise if you are unable to attend. However if you do accept the invitation and then find you are not able to come, please let them know.

We look forward to seeing you.