On Monday 15 December 2014 a news conference to announce important changes to the way Gloucestershire will be policed in future will be broadcast live online.

The webcast is scheduled to start at 5.30 p.m. To view click here.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl and Chief Constable Suzette Davenport will outline what the police call its new ‘Operating Model’ as well as taking questions from journalists.

Mr. Surl said,

“I made a commitment to be as open and transparent as possible and webcasting previous meetings around finance and the pilot badger cull have shown that this is one of the best ways of achieving that.

“I hope as many people as possible will take the opportunity to watch live. If not, a recording will be available on this site within 24 hours.”

Chief Constable Davenport said,

“Since Martin and I started working together, we have encouraged the development of a structure and culture that will allow Gloucestershire Constabulary to deliver a high quality service to the people of our county, by making the best possible use of our resources.

“We are already making some important decisions and will continue to make more on where, when and how we work. All these decisions are intended to improve the service we offer to the people of Gloucestershire.”