A Community Voice event is to be held in Sawbridgeworth this month for people to give their views on local policing in the area.
Officers from the police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be joined by town councillors for the event in Bell Street car park, on Saturday 25 June (11am to 1.30pm).
It will be an opportunity for residents to meet with the town’s dedicated officers, to discuss any issues they feel police should be focussing their efforts on locally.
SNT officers are responsible for dealing with short and long term neighbourhood issues such as anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, speeding and drug related crime. They also work with local partner agencies, including East Herts Council, to tackle long term community issues.
The feedback gathered during the event will be recorded via the constabulary’s community voice platform ‘echo’ and will be used to help shape neighbourhood priorities, initiatives and campaigns moving forward.
Visitors will also be able to pick up some useful crime prevention advice from the officers on the day.
PC Shelly Marshall, from the Sawbridgeworth SNT said: “We are fully committed to working with local communities to help tackle any issues they may be facing. Direct feedback from members of the public is absolutely vital to help us do this, as we want to make sure we’re focusing on what matters most to them.
“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to voice their opinions and concerns and we hope that residents will come along on the day to meet with their local officers, have a chat and get some useful advice and information.”
If you are unable to attend the event you can still give your feedback by visiting echo (opens in new window).
To receive police messages about a range of topics including burglaries, scams and missing people in your local area, sign up to OWL (opens in ne window) or download the ‘OWL crime alerts’ app from your app store.