RESIDENTS in South Gloucestershire are being given the chance to put their questions about policing to Avon and Somerset’s top cop.

Chief constable Andy Marsh will be taking part in a Facebook live event with police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens at April 24 at 11am, where the topics of discussion are set to include serious violent crime, stop and search, rural crime, and vehicle crime.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “These live webchats are an opportunity for me to hold the chief constable to account on behalf of our local residents.

“People will undoubtedly have concerns about serious violent crime, given the national headlines, as well as questions about rural crime, vehicle crime and stop and search.

“Holding these sessions regularly means that I can put live and timely topics and your questions to the chief constable and get the answers our communities want.”

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

Questions can be submitted by emailing, by calling 01275 816377 or through Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #PCCinconvo.

Chief constable Andy Marsh said: “It is important to the commissioner and I that we are as open with local people as possible and it’s vital that we hear your concerns.

“In the latest webchat you raised some really valid points about police funding and resources, stalking and harassment and rape and serious sexual assault.

“I hope my answers helped give a better understanding of these areas of policing and I look forward to seeing what you have to ask regarding this sessions topics.”

Chief constable Andy Marsh is responsible for day-to-day operational policing and has direction and control of Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s officers and staff. 

It is the PCC’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for policing in Avon and Somerset and hold the chief constable to account for delivering policing.