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11 October, 2023

“Your Police Service, Your Say” – Commissioner Zoë to host online meeting driven by interest from the public

Caring about the vulnerable - women and girls
On Wednesday 18 October 2023, Police, Fire, and Crime Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe will host an online public meeting where she will scrutinise and hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the public's concerns.

This meeting will focus on how North Yorkshire Police is ensuring women and girls are safe, and feeling safe in York and North Yorkshire.

Residents of York and North Yorkshire are invited to join the online public meeting which will include allotted time for the Commissioner to ask questions sent in by the public.

Questions relating to women and girl’s safety are encouraged, but questions for any area of the police service are welcome and should be submitted using the online form on the Commissioners website: https://www.northyorkshire-pfcc.gov.uk/YourVoice/

The purpose of these regular online public meetings is to hold the Chief Constable to account for their delivery of the Commissioner’s Policing and Crime Plan, to ensure the force is achieving its objectives and generating positive outcomes in the interests of the public.

Commissioner Zoë says:

“My online public meetings offer updates for the public in areas of concern, whilst providing full transparency on how I act as Commissioner to ensure North Yorkshire Police is delivering what they should to keep residents of York and North Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

“It is within my role to be the voice of communities and to advocate for the people of York and North Yorkshire when challenging areas of policing and crime. To do this, I need to hear from members of the public and so if you are a resident in our county, please send me your questions and tune in to watch them being answered. This is your police service, which needs your say.”

Commissioner Zoë would also like to remind residents of York and North Yorkshire to be respectful and considerate of others when sharing their thoughts or concerns.

The online public meeting will be streamed live on Wednesday 18 October at 14:30 and can be accessed via:

The meeting will also be recorded and become available to watch on the same channels at the public’s convenience.