Officers from the Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team are hosting a community event at Goldings House in Hatfield on Sunday (4 February).
PCs Alice Jones and Poppie Jaram will be chatting to residents to find out their views on local police matters and they will also be providing useful crime prevention advice.
All residents from the local area are welcome to attend the event which will run from 11am to 12.30pm.
The event has been organised as part of the Safer Streets project currently underway in the Goldings House area and other hotspot locations in Hatfield*.
The project is a multi-agency initiative that aims to reduce reports of vehicle crime, county line drug dealing, criminal damage and associated anti-social behaviour. Measures include targeted police patrols and upgraded CCTV. A wide variety of local partners are involved including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and housing providers.
Inspector Amy Sheldon, who leads the Welwyn Hatfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are working hard alongside our local partners to make the area safer. You may already have said hello to us whilst we’ve been out and about on our patrols but this event will be an opportunity to speak to us in more depth about anything that’s concerning you. You’ll be able to find out more about the project and ask any questions.
“I am encouraging all local residents to come along as we’ll be providing attendees with lots of useful crime prevention advice. We want to make sure that you feel a part of the project so please do come along and get involved.
“Remember, if you spot someone acting suspicious or believe a crime may be in progress always call 999 so that we can take action.
“If you have information about a crime that has already taken place, you can call the non-emergency number 101. If you don’t feel comfortable making a report to the police, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers instead.”
*The project focuses on Goldings House, Goldings Crescent, Link Close, Wood Close, Wood Vale, Deerswood Avenue, Northdown Road, Garden Avenue, Roe Green Lane and St Albans Road West.
You can report information online, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at web chat or call the non-emergency number 101.
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