There are several ways to get involved. You can:
- attend a panel meeting, or watch live if meetings are web streamed
- submit a question to a panel meeting
- make a comment or
- follow us on Twitter for up to date panel news.
Our meetings are held in public and you are welcome to attend to observe. We meet at locations around the West Midlands to give the public an opportunity to attend. Where webcasting facilities exist at venues, we web stream meetings live. Watch live meetings or view recorded meetings on birminghamnewsroom.com or www.coventry.public-i.tv
Ask a question at a West Midlands Police and Crime Panel meeting
At each meeting of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel there is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about the Panel’s role scrutinising and supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner and undertaking its statutory duties set down in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Before submitting a question please read our Public Questions Guide
Anyone wishing to put a question is asked to meet the following criteria:
- Questions must relate to the Panel’s role and responsibilities. (Please note, the Police and Crime Commissioner has separate arrangements for dialogue with the public).
- Questions can be asked by anyone living, working or studying in the West Midlands (except police officers and police staff).
- The question must be put in writing via post, email or online form to the Panel 4 days before the meeting.
- The questioner must provide an address and contact telephone number.
- A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed for each question.
- Questions should not
- require the disclosure of confidential or exempt information
- be defamatory, frivolous, vexatious or offensive
- repeat a question asked before
- refer to any matter of a personal nature
We will generally aim to answer questions at the meeting. Questions must be submitted in writing 4 days before a meeting to: The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel Scrutiny Office Council House Birmingham B1 1BB or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by completing the online form below. Before completing this form please read the Panel’s Public Questions Criteria above.