• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

New Police Contact Point opens in Tesco, St Neots

March 26th, 2015

SHOPPERS in St Neots Tesco were offered two Graham Brights for the price of one this week as Sir Graham Bright, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, joined forces with Graham Bright, Security Manager for Tesco, to open a new police contact point in the store.

The Police Contact Point, located in the Tesco store on Barford Road, 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.

St Neots contact point

Sir Graham said: “The contact point will 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. Many people don’t like going to a police station and having a contact point like this in such a popular location will make it easier for people to discuss issues within the St Neots area.  This is about listening to the public and further increasing the time our officers spend out in their communities.”

Graham Bright, Security manager, said: “We are delighted to host this Police Contact Point in our store.  The store is a focal point of the community and we have around 35,000 customers through our doors each week.  Providing additional community services such as this is something that Tesco are pleased to be a part of.”

Sgt Kevin Thorne, 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 policing 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.”

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Notes to editors

The Police Contact Point was opened on 04 February.

People in photo

Left to right

PCSO Nathaniel Richards, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

PCSO Daniel Grant, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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

Sir Graham Bright, Police and Crime Commissioner

Graham Bright, Security Manager, Tesco

Sgt Kevin Thorne, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

 

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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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