5 June, 2018

Public’s chance to put Chief Constable candidates under the spotlight

Over two days in July, candidates for North Yorkshire’s new Chief Constable will be put through their paces. Would you like to take part? Do you have strong opinions about policing and community safety? Are you keen to hear how a new Chief might respond?

If so, your elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan would like to hear from you.

On 26 July, she’ll be hosting a ‘Question Time’ event in Northallerton at which shortlisted candidates will be interrogated by a live audience.

The event will run in a similar way to ‘Question Time’, when the public and partners will be able to ask questions of candidates about issues important to them and our communities.

At the end of the session Julia will ask audience members for their views on the candidates’ performance, which will be used to help select the new Chief Constable.

Commenting on the event Julia said;
“The public of North Yorkshire are quite rightly demanding of their police service and have high expectations. We therefore need a Chief Constable who genuinely wants to hear what the public has to say, and takes people’s views seriously.

“So rather than limiting the recruitment proceedings to a select few, I want to open up the process to the public and partners.

“By putting candidates on the spot, via a live audience, we can see how they respond, what they understand about North Yorkshire and if they’re genuinely open, candid and public-spirited.

“So please, if you’ve got a burning question about policing in North Yorkshire and York, please complete the form below, before 1 July.”

If you would like to take part, please complete the form below and include, in the message section of the form,:

  • Why you would like to join in, and
  • The question you would ask during ‘Question time’

It’s important that the candidates face a wide range of pertinent questions, so we’ll let you know if your question has been accepted by 12 July. The event will take place at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters, at Alverton Court in Northallerton.

Closing date for questions is 1 July

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