Police taking area pulse

Neighbourhood Policing Officers recently carried out an area pulse in the Palm Dale area to find out what issues are concerning residents at the moment.

The move is part of the RCIPS’s drive to increase community involvement in addressing problems affecting neighbourhoods and identifying long-term solutions.

Areas of concern raised by residents included stray dogs, speeding and persons riding motorcycles day and night without regard for other drivers or pedestrians and without helmets and lights.

The small but diverse community also expressed how happy they were to see police officers out in numbers.

‘Now that we know what issues are affecting their quality of life we can look at ways of addressing them,’ their local officer, PC Melisa Warren said. ‘We have already made progress on having speed bumps installed and now we can work on other areas such as police enforcement and joint projects with other government departments and agencies.’

This is the second area pulse to be carried out following the scheme’s launch in November 2006 when officers carried out the same exercise in the Washington Boulevard area of George Town. The initiative is designed to give people the opportunity to tell the police face to face exactly what concerns them and what they would like to see done about it.

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