'Police Desk' scheme launched for local communities

'Police Desk' scheme launched for local communities

'Police Desk' scheme launched for local communities

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CUMBRIA Police are set to launch a new initiative on Wednesday which will see officers at a set location each week offering local people advice and information.

In each Neighbourhood Policing Team area in Cumbria a location in the community has been chosen, from supermarkets to community centres.

 A police officer or police community support officer will be at these locations one day a week to speak to local people.

Police are encouraging people to come visit a Police Desk to:

• Tell them of a crime or road traffic collision
• Arrange to make a statement
• Get crime prevention advice
• Get personal safety advice
• Find out more about your local policing team
• Find out details of partner organisations that could help you

DCC Jeremy Graham, from Cumbria Constabulary said: "I think these Police Desks will be a brilliant way of engaging with local people as they go about their daily lives.

"People often don't have time to pop into a police station to ask a simple question, or are not aware of some simple steps they can take to help prevent themselves becoming a victim of crime.

"Having a Police Desk in the same location at the same time will allow people to become familiar with local officers, and rely on them as a regular point of contact."

To find out where your local Police Desk will be please visit: www.cumbria.police.uk/policedesks.

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