Crime Commissioner ‘motivated’ by residents’ interest


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POLICE Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said she was ‘deeply motivated’ by the level of interest from Weston people to get involved with policing.

More than 80 people attended a public forum hosted by Ms Mountstevens, Chief Constable Nick Gargan and local area commander Chief Superintendent Nikki Watson at the Town Hall on Tuesday.

The meeting included a presentation about local policing and a question and answer session.

Local crime hotspots, the badger cull, cybercrime and ways of interacting with young people were all topics raised by residents.

Ms Mountstevens said: “Thank you to everyone that took time out of their evening to attend the forum.

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“I was delighted to see so many residents. Everyone asked interesting and varied questions and I was glad that we were able to answer them.

“I was pleased to see several students from Weston College at the meeting and their questions brought a different dynamic to the session.

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“I was also deeply motivated by the level of interest from people to get involved in all aspects of local policing. There’s a real appetite out there for volunteering.”

A video of the meeting along with notes from the question and answer sessions will soon be available at

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