RESIDENTS in South Gloucestershire are being given the chance to quiz Avon and Somerset Police’s top cop in a live webchat.

The 30-minute Facebook Live event with chief constable Andy Marsh will take place on Wednesday, September 27 at 11am, with people being encouraged to put their questions to him.

Topics for the live webchat will include police funding and resources, restorative justice, stalking and harassment and rape and sexual assault and the session will end by taking a selection of other submitted questions.

Police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “These Facebook live webchats are another way of enabling me to ensure the chief constable and I are as accessible to local people as possible.

“By hosting these sessions on a bi-monthly basis, it allows me to regularly put your questions to the Chief Constable and get you answers in a timely manner.

“It is important local people get the chance to ask their Chief Constable questions about policing, community safety and criminal justice matters.

“We’ve had some really interesting debates in these sessions previously and I hope that you will once again contact us with your honest and challenging questions.”

Mr Marsh said: “I welcome these Facebook lives scrutiny sessions as a way of hearing from members of the community from across the force area.

“The sessions enable me to understand and stay in touch with the people we are here to serve if the Constabulary is to meet their needs.

“I’m keen to hear from and talk to all those who live and work across the Avon and Somerset police force area, to continue to learn how we can work in closer partnership to address the root causes of crime and help people feel safe.”

The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via the following link –

Questions can be submitted by emailing them to, by calling 01275 816377 or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #PCCinconvo.