Shoppers in Wisbech were able to speak with Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright and temporary Chief Constable Alec Wood during a street surgery.
The pair were in the town centre along with new Outreach Worker for Peterborough and Fenland Emily Gutteridge.
She heard how parking, street drinking and being able to get hold of the police were issues for local people.
Sir Graham said:“We had a real presence in the Market Place and it was great to have the temporary Chief Constable, Alec Wood, with me.”
A 67-year-old man is due to appear in court on rape charges next month.
John Morris has been charged with two counts of raping a girl under the age of 16 in Wisbech between 1985 and 1986.
Morris, of Wakefield, Yorkshire, is also facing three counts of indecent assault, alleged to have taken place between 1979 and 1986 in Wisbech.
He is also accused of attempting to rape a girl under the age of 16 between 1983 and 1984.
Morris was due to appear in King’s Lynn Magistrates Court on Thursday but did not attend. The case has been adjourned to September 14.