Welwyn Garden City police ‘surgeries’
PUBLISHED: 07:30 01 October 2011
POLICE ‘surgeries’, to encourage residents to talk to officers, start next week.
The Welwyn Garden City Safer Neighbourhood Team, which includes neighbourhood offciers and PCSOs, will be holding police ‘surgeries’ at Welwyn Hatfield Council’s Campus East headquarters between 11am and noon every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Welwyn Hatfield neighbourhood inspector Ian Grout said of the new event, which starts this Monday: “The Neighbourhood Officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will continue to spend the majority of their time out on their wards, patrolling and dealing with local issues and crime. But we wanted to make the team more accessible to members of the public by holding the regular ‘surgeries.’
“The nine Neighbourhood Officers and 12 PCSOs will take it in turns to run the surgeries to find out from members of the public what issues are of concern to them. It is also an opportunity to meet your local officers and help shape your local Neighbourhood Priorities.”
Residents will be also be able to contact their local Neighbourhood Officers and PCSOs by going to regular advertised police ‘surgeries,’ speaking to them when they are out on patrol, calling them on their radio, our non-emergency number 101 or via the Safer Neighbourhood pages.
Insp Grout added: “We are very grateful to Welwyn Hatfield Council for letting us use their offices. By working with the council and residents, we can reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improve community safety and reduce overheads.”
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