The first of a series of police beat surgeries being held at Hatfield Library proved successful.
The Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team have joined forces with Hatfield Library to host a succession of beat surgeries within the library, which is based in White Lion Square.
The first one took place on Friday (20 January) with PCSO Mark Randall and PCSO Shannon Payne meeting a large number of local residents and providing them with free advice and security devices.
PCSO Mark Randall said: “We were really pleased with the turnout and I would like to thank the fantastic staff at Hatfield Library for letting us use their space. Residents were happy to receive the free security devices which included various alarms and purse bells which help to prevent pickpocketing by making a noise and disturbing the victim and thief.
“We’re looking forward to the upcoming surgeries already. Beat surgeries are a chance for you to chat with your local officers about any issues that are bothering you. Please come along next time if you would like our help.”
Three other surgeries will take place on the following dates:
Friday 24 March 11am-1pm
Friday 26 May 11am-1pm
Friday 28 July 11am-1pm
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