New Neighbourhood Watch

A recent community meeting designed to bring residents together to assist the police in fighting crime has been hailed a huge success.

On Saturday, 31 March, more than 25 people living in the Washington Boulevard area met with their Neighbourhood Officer, PC Gaunett Harvey, to launch a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

The launch follows a series of meetings which have been held in the area over the last few months, said an RCIPS press release.

‘It’s really encouraging to see people coming out to support efforts to make the area as safe as it can be and it’s nice to see that a genuine feeling of community spirit is growing in the area,’ commented PC Harvey.

Inspector Angelique Howell and Detective Sergeant Doris Morris also attended the gathering to speak about domestic violence.

Inspector Howell said: ‘Domestic violence is a continued concern for the police and by teaming up with the Neighbourhood Policing team we hope to be able to educate more of the public on the services offered by the RCIPS.’

Special thanks are also extended to community volunteer Martha Crawford who assisted by handing out flyers on the various agencies and their services offered.

Anyone wanting more information on the scheme or on crime prevention advice can contact PC Harvey on 926-1587.

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