Welcome to Web Chat, our new way to talk to officers online and ask the questions you want answered!
Web chat sessions are pre-scheduled and run between certain times on certain days. You can see details of forthcoming discussions displayed below.
You can read the transcripts of all our completed webchats - just follow the links to replay.
Please be aware webchats may contain some typographical errors due to the nature and fast-pace of a live webchat. We have left the text as it was written on the night to make it more authentic for the reader.
Latest Web Chat
Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 6.30pm-8pm: Chief Constable David Shaw
Chief Constable David Shaw answered your questions about West Mercia's new plans for local policing, roads policing, equality and diversity and locations for the force's call management centres, among other topics.
View the full web chat in replay below:
Archived Web Chats
Tuesday, 11 December 2012: It's Time To Talk About Alcohol
Wednesday 15 February 2012 - Chief Constable David Shaw
Tuesday 20 December 2011 - Detective Superintendent Martin Lakeman
Wednesday 14 December 2011 - Superintendent Steve Cullen
Tuesday 16 August 2011 - Chief Constable David Shaw
Web Chat Acceptable Behaviour Policy
The web chat system's main purpose is to provide an easy-to-use channel for discussion between the police and members of the public. Any form of abuse to other members of a webchat discussion, police staff or otherwise will not be tolerated.
A moderator will oversee each discussion. If the moderator believes anyone is behaving in an unacceptable way they will remove him or her from the discussion.
We will endeavour to answer as many questions as we can in the time allotted, but for popular web chats we may have to restrict the questions to one per person to allow as many people the chance to have their say.