Chance to put your questions to Lorne Green a year after he was elected Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner
PUBLISHED: 16:45 10 May 2017
Copyright Archant Norfolk 2016
Part of his job is to hold the chief constable to account but now, a year after being elected Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner, we are giving you the chance to put your questions to Lorne Green.
Mr Green became the county’s second ever police and crime commissioner when he was elected in May last year, ousting Stephen Bett from the role.
To mark his first full year in the job the former Canadian diplomat, who has lived in Snettisham for almost two decades, will be dropping into our head office in Norwich to take part in a Facebook Live interview.
And ahead of the interview, which will take place from 2pm on Monday, May 15, we are inviting you to send us your questions to put to Mr Green during the chat.
There are sure to be a number of issues up for discussion during the interview after what has been a busy first year in office.
On his first official day in the post, on May 13 last year, Mr Green made available £75,000 a year by scrapping the deputy commissioner post.
The commissioner axed the position, which he insisted was a waste of money, and signed over the sum it would cost to employ a deputy for four years to the chief constable.
It was part of a promise to put more bobbies on the beat.
Over the past 12 months Mr Green has also been a key part of a £1m scheme which will see body-worn video cameras rolled out to police officers in Norfolk and Suffolk later this year.
It is part of a pledge he made to give officers “21st century tools to fight 21st century crime”.
Other projects undertaken in Mr Green’s first year include raising awareness about road safety by taking a crashed car around schools and colleges as part of the Impact campaign.
He has also given members of the public the chance to question both himself and the chief constable by taking the police accountability forum on the road with meetings so far held in Dereham, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Cromer.
Animal-loving Mr Green, whose pet pooch Percy was the subject of a spoof Twitter account @lornegreensdog during the election campaign, has supported a pilot scheme at Norwich prison where dogs have been used to help rehabilitate offenders.
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