Community Outcomes Meeting - Public Questions

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, along with Alison Lowe, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime are offering the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of them and the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, John Robins, at the next Community Outcomes Meeting (COM) on 14th September.

The upcoming meeting will be looking at specific areas of work including anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol misuse, use of force, mental health and neighbourhood policing.

Anyone wishing to ask questions can submit them via email at, Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #COMquestion and are asked to do so by 2 September.

All appropriate questions will be answered if not in the meeting as soon as possible afterwards. Guidance on questions and the process can be found below.

Guidance - COM - Questions from members of the public

Any member of the public may ask questions which are relevant to the Mayor’s governance and oversight of West Yorkshire Police. We cannot accept questions which are the subject of a formal complaint under the Police Complaints Procedure or are the subject of legal proceedings. To allow an opportunity to obtain information in order that a meaningful response may be given, we will ask for written notice of questions by 2 September 2021. Questions will be invited through email and social media only. Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that questions are answered fully and concisely. The Mayor will use discretion to limit the number of questions asked by members of the public in order to avoid disruption of the business of the COM meeting. Questions chosen will be appropriate and be most reflective of those received. In any event the total time allowed for public question and answers shall not exceed 15 minutes. Any questions that remain unanswered within the timescale shall receive written responses only.