• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

New Police Contact Point opens in Sainsbury’s, Cambridge

February 25th, 2015

SAINSBURY’S Coldhams Lane store in Cambridge is host to the latest Police Contact Point officially opened today (Tuesday 24 February) by Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright.

The Police Contact Point will be regularly staffed by the local policing team and Sir Graham’s Outreach Worker, Beka Avery, who will be on hand to hear the views of the public and provide advice and guidance on police and crime issues.

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Sir Graham said: “The idea of the Police Contact Point is to be a highly visible and easily accessible way for the public to raise any issues or concerns either with my Outreach Worker or with the local policing team. Having a contact point like this in such a popular location makes it easier for people to discuss local issues.  This is about listening to the public and further increasing the time our officers spend out in their communities.”

Steve Archer, Deputy Store Manager at the store said: “We are very pleased to host this Police Contact Point in our busy store.  The store is a focal point of the community with around 33,000 customers each week and providing additional community services such as this is something that Sainsbury’s are delighted to be a part of.”

Insp Matt Johnson, who manages the local policing team, said “We know that people want to see officers out in their communities as much as possible and having a regular Contact Point at such a busy location allows more people to drop by and talk to their local team. My team will be on hand to support people with any policing issue they may have and also to hear about what concerns people have in their community.”

This is fourth Police Contact Point in Cambridgeshire, the others being located at Peterborough (Sainsbury’s Bretton store), Wisbech (Tesco) and St Neots (Tesco).

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Notes to editors

Photo, left to right:

PCSO Michaela Bright, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, (no relation to Sir Graham!)

Sir Graham Bright – Police and Crime Commissioner

Insp Matt Johnson, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Steve Archer, Deputy Store Manager, Sainsbury’s

PCSO Sarah Finbow, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Beka Avery, Outreach Worker, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

 

 

Media enquiries to:

Charles Kitchin – Director of Public Engagement & Communications

Director of Public Engagement & Communications

Tel DD: 01954 713906

Mobile: 07809 332291

 

About The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Sir Graham Bright is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

Police and Crime Commissioners have responsibility for delivering an efficient and effective police service in their area. Commissioners set police and crime objectives, the police budget and issue crime and disorder reduction grants through the Police and Crime Plan. Commissioners also hold the police to account, making them answerable to the public.

Further details can be found on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner website.

 

 

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