New Police Contact Point opens in Morrisons, Cambourne
May 11th, 2015
Members of the public in Cambourne will have the opportunity to have face-to-face contact with a police officer – at the same time as they do their food shopping.
A new Police Contact Point is officially opening on Wednesday (May 13) by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright.
The Contact Point, located in the Morrisons store in Broad Street, Great Cambourne, will be open fortnightly and staffed by Sir Graham’s Outreach worker and local police who will be available to talk to members of the public about issues of safety and provide crime prevention advice and guidance. The aim is to increase the opening times to weekly in the future.
Commenting on the new facility, Sir Graham said: “We know from the feedback we receive how much the public value being able to talk one-to-one with a police officer but sometimes visiting a police station is not always convenient. The advantage of our Police Contact Points is that they are located in areas the public frequent making it easier for people to raise any issues of concern or provide their views on community safety in their area.
“We are committed to increasing the time our officers can spend within their communities to forge closer links with residents and provide a more practical means of accessing their local officers.”
Inspector Jon Hiron, Safer Neighbourhood Manager, added: “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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Media are welcome to attend the event which will take place between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, May 13.