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Community Engagement Committee

Thursday 20 July 2010

A meeting of the Community Engagement Committee to which you are requested to attend will be held on 20 July 2010 at 10am in the Conference Room, Devon and Cornwall Police Authority, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

This meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet and recorded for future viewing.
Any papers listed as “to follow”, urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S Howl
8 July 2010

Meeting Agenda

Open Items

  1. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  3. Chairman’s Announcements
  4. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13 May 2010 as a correct record.
  5. Emergency Services Call Handling statistics
    This paper provides Members with some comparative data of police performance of call handling in relation to other emergency services.
  6. Complaints against the police in relation to incivility
    This report answers the Committee’s request for information in relation to complaints of incivility.
  7. How the Constabulary communicates with local communities
    An oral overview about the methods used by the Constabulary to communicate with the communities of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
  8. Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Policing) Update Report
    The Assistant Chief Constable will provide an oral update on important items that have arisen since the Committee papers were prepared.
  9. Overview of Force performance against policing pledge
    This report updates Members on the current performance of the Force in relation to the Policing Pledge.
  10. Neighbourhood Policing Stock Take
    An oral update following the Authority’s involvement in a recent Stock Take of the Force. This item will also consider the need for nominating a lead member for neighbourhood policing.
  11. Draft Annual Report
    The Authority has a statutory obligation to release and annual report and this paper provides the first draft for Members to comment upon and provide direction of general themes. [Paper to follow]
  12. Consultation Update
    This paper provides the Committee with an update on current feedback from community consultation events. [Paper to follow]
  13. Review of Committee risks
    To consider all risks allocated to the Community Engagement Committee and make recommendations to the Risk Review Group of any suggested changes.
    1. appendix a
  14. Briefing Sheets - there are none
    The briefing sheets detailed below, which are pertinent to the Community Engagement Committee, have been issued since the last Committee meeting.

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact Emily Macaulay tel: 01392 268320 or email

Members of the Community Engagement Committee:
Mr M Clayton, Sir Simon Day, Mrs L Dunn, Mr M Hicks, Mr M Hodge, Mrs J Owen, Mr D Percival, Mr B Preston, Mrs L Williams, Mrs J Zito.

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