21 October 2019 PCC says it’s your police service – tell us what you think: next stop IPSWICH Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore and Chief Constable, Steve Jupp are staging a public meeting in Ipswich on Thursday 31 October and are encouraging residents to attend. The meeting, at the Ipswich Community Church in Wilberforce Street, Ipswich, is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and to find out more about policing in the county. Tim Passmore said: “Public engagement is hugely important in this role and I make myself available to anyone who needs to speak to me through one-to-one surgeries and directly via e-mail and on the phone, but it is equally important to have these bigger meetings where people can question me in a more open forum. “I do hope people will accept this invite to come and find out more about policing. Steve and I will be pleased to discuss any matter that arises. “I am hoping for an open and frank two-way dialogue, so please spread the word as I really want to encourage a good crowd.” The meeting will involve a quick overview from the PCC and the Chief Constable, then the public will have an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a senior police officer, responsible for policing in the local area, to add operational context. This meeting is for the South policing area which covers Ipswich and the towns of Woodbridge, Felixstowe and Hadleigh and surrounding towns and villages. The meetings starts at 7pm and there is no need to book.