This week, Knowsley Council’s Crime and Communities team are joining Knowsley’s local policing team to support the National Police Chiefs’ Council Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action.
The dedicated week aims to recognise and celebrate the vital work that all Neighbourhood Policing officers, Police Community Support Officers and other volunteers perform on a daily basis.
“This is the first time a week of action celebrating Neighbourhood Policing has taken place and we are excited to share with the community exactly what our officers do across Merseyside and how it all pieces together to keep you safe.” Said Head of Local Policing, Chief Superintendent Zoe Thornton.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:
“I’m delighted that our Crime and Communities Team are supporting Knowsley’s local policing team in marking Neighbourhood Policing Week. Our local policing team play a vital role in our communities – they are exceptionally skilled in supporting the public and deal with a wide range of incidents on a day-to-day basis. From paid workers to volunteers, they make a huge difference and are integral to us ensuring the safety of our residents and communities.”
This week the Crime and Communities Team will join policing colleagues to engage with residents across the borough.
Chief Superintendent Thornton continued: “Our Community, Prevention and Targeted teams have got a lot of activity planned this week including walk-abouts with our partners, partnership visits to local places of worship, high vis patrols, roadside operations, warrants, open land searches, community engagement opportunities and much more.”
Cllr Powell added: “We already have an established relationship with our local policing colleagues and host regular community engagement activities that Police officers and PCSOs join. Together they are successfully building relationships with residents and gathering vital information that is helping us to make a real difference in our neighbourhoods.
“If you see our Crime and Communities Team out and about this week, and at any other time, please stop and chat with them about any concerns you are experiencing and together we can tackle the issues that matter to you.”
And remember, if you are experiencing anti-social behaviour or are a victim of a crime you are encouraged to report this to Merseyside Police via 101 or online here. However, if there is anything you would like to discuss in confidence with our Crime and Communities Team please email Safer.Knowsley@knowsley.gov.uk