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Johnny Jenkins to host Essex Police Question Time

10th February 2020
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Do you have a question for Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex or Essex Police’s Chief Constable BJ Harrington? 

Would you like to know more about the growth of policing in Essex, how Essex Police are tackling Anti-Social Behaviour or Violence or how they are helping the vulnerable in our society?

If so, get in touch with your questions and they will be put directly to them both by Gateway 97.8’s Editor, Johnny Jenkins who has agreed to act as an impartial host for the question time style event. The interview will be recorded and then posted on our social media channels for you to see.

Mr Hirst said:

“As the elected representative of the public it is my job to ensure the public have a say in the strategic direction of policing. I also set the local council tax contribution for policing and ensure the public are getting value for money from the funding they provide.

“Being open and transparent is vital if we want to maintain public confidence and ensure people are invested in keeping our county safe.” 

He added:

“We’ve asked Johnny to come to us and guest host the Q&A to provide independent interviewer for the session. Johnny is a great young journalist who doesn’t shy away from asking difficult questions and will really put us on the spot on behalf of the people of Essex.

“We’ve held this type of event previously, either on local radio or at public meetings and we want to keep trying new approaches to help ensure as many people as possible get the opportunity to get their questions answered.”

Gateway 97.8 Editor, Johnny Jenkins, said:

“I’m looking forward to chairing this Question Time with two of Essex’s top figures in policing and community safety. Whatever your question is, I will put it to Roger Hirst and BJ Harrington to make sure you get an answer!”

If you have a question that you would like Johnny to ask please email [email protected]. Questions will close at midnight on Tuesday the 11th of February 2020.

The interview will be published on both the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Essex Police Facebook pages and YouTube Accounts on Monday, February 17th. It will also be available via Gateway 97.8fm.

Gateway 97.8 is a local radio station for Basildon and East Thurrock. It is heavily involved in the local community and runs a Radio Club for young people. The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has recently given Gateway £7,000 from his Community Safety Development Fund to help fund a youth worker to support the Club. The aim of the club helps to support the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s priority in the Police and Crime Plan to protect children and young people.