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Mobile unit helps Craven police reach rural areas
11:00am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
Craven police are launching a new scheme to help make officers more accessible to the public in rural areas.
The mobile police office will take to the roads, staffed by a police community support officer and an operational support officer, who will be on hand to help people report crimes, give crime prevention advice or talk about any concerns.
Craven Safer Neighbourhood Commander Chief Inspector Simon Lovell said: “We are making every effort to improve the quality and timeliness of contact with the public.
“We are trialling a number of patrols in the district with the mobile police office, which is an ideal opportunity for us to come out to a number of communities who may otherwise find it difficult to have regular contact with the police. I really hope that people find the new service useful.”
Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Piloting this service in Craven will really help us to learn how we can communicate better with our rural communities.
“When interaction with the police is limited like some of the more rural parts of Craven, it is vital we reassure those communities that the police are always available to meet their needs.”
The timetable for the mobile police office is: Thursdays, August 22 and 29 - Grassington Main Street, 10.15am to noon, and Cross Hills Co-op, 1pm to 3pm; and Tuesday, August 20 – Settle Market Place, 10.15am to noon and Ingleton Market Square, 1pm to 3pm.
For more details, northyorkshire.police.uk
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