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Bishop’s Stortford Community Information Point update

26 Jul 2021
  • The information point launched in mid-April.

  • It is manned by volunteers three days a week.

  • The service provides advice and information to members of the public.

Following the successful launch of the Community Information Point at Bishop’s Stortford police station, it has been confirmed that the service will continue to operate.

The desk is manned by specially trained Police Support Volunteers, who give advice to members of public on a range of subjects and direct them to any relevant agencies for further assistance.

The service has already successfully supported several members of the public since it launched in mid-April and will continue to operate at the station in Basbow Lane, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, between 11am and 2pm.

New Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Collins said: “The Community Information Point was just one of the ideas suggested by members of the public during our local engagement events and contact via the online feedback platform echo. We were told there was still a need for face to face advice and support.

“We are delighted that we can continue to offer this facility to members of the public, thanks to the dedication of our fantastic Police Support Volunteers.

“The information point provides an additional resource in the town and utilising the skills of our volunteers means that operational police officers based at the station can continue to focus on frontline duties.”

You can continue to report crime and information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat, or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form (opens in a new window).

You can tell us what matters most to you about policing in your local area by using our online community voice platform echo. All feedback is anonymous and is constantly reviewed, to help shape local policing priorities and initiatives. Tell us your thoughts.

You can keep up to date with what’s going on in your local area by signing up to the Online Watch Link (OWL) for free. Members receive regular email updates from local policing teams; including crime alerts, scam warnings, missing person appeals and the latest crime prevention advice. More than one in three homes across the county are already signed up.

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