The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team met with the local community on Saturday (7 May) at The Galleria.
Between midday and 4pm, the team made use of an available shop unit where residents could pop in to raise any concerns and gain crime prevention advice. Freebies and crime prevention leaflets were available too.
They were joined by the constabulary’s recruitment team who were on hand to speak to local residents thinking about a career in policing – whether that be in a frontline role as an officer making arrests or providing valuable support as police staff in an office-based role.
Residents were able to get their bicycles security marked for free – a measure that makes bikes less attractive to thieves because they become harder to sell on. They were also signed up to Bike Register (opens in new window). This national database helps to reunite cyclists with their lost or stolen bikes.
Sergeant Alex Smedley (pictured), from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Following the success of our community engagement event at Stanborough Park last month, we wanted to host another big event to give residents a chance to share their views face-to-face.
“We had another brilliant turnout and we’re grateful for everybody who took the time to come along. It’s so important that you let us know about the issues which matter most to you – this feeds into our patrol plans and helps us to know what to prioritise.
“It was great to be joined by our colleagues in the recruitment team. Working for the police is immensely rewarding and there’s a huge variety of roles available – from police officers themselves, to 999 call handlers and administration staff to name just a few. Do check our website Herts Careers to find out more.
“We are looking to continue hosting events like these and in the meantime please keep your feedback coming by using our community voice platform, echo.”
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You can use our community voice platform ‘echo’ to let us know what you think we should be prioritising in your area. Your feedback will help towards shaping our local policing priorities, initiatives and campaigns. Visit the following and tell us your thoughts.