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Sainsbury’s police contact point coming soon

Members of the public in part of Peterborough will soon be able to raise any issues or concerns with their local policing team as they do their food shopping.

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s pilot Police Contact Point initiative will launch on Thursday, May 22 at Sainsbury’s in Bretton. The Contact Point will see Sir Graham Bright’s Outreach Worker and local police regularly engaging with the public. If successful, the Commissioner hopes that the model can be adapted and rolled out to other Sainsbury’s stores and other premises across Cambridgeshire.

The contact point will be open at regular advertised times, with the potential to extend these hours if there is demand within the community.

Sir Graham said: “The contact point will be a high visibility ‘drop in’ to allow the public to raise any issues or concerns either with my Outreach Worker or with the local policing team.

“This is all about listening to the public and further increasing the time our officers spend out in their communities. We hope that people will come along on the day, and long after the launch itself, to discuss any issues or concerns they want to see being addressed within that part of Peterborough.”

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Brian Ashton, Outreach Worker Nicola Fenton and members of the local policing team will be at the Police Contact Point meeting members of the public on Thursday, May 22 between 11.30am and 1pm

More information about the pilot is available here