The newly appointed Neighbourhood Police Officer for North Side is making his presence felt by assisting to launch a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
Residents have joined forces to help keep their community as safe as possible.
Coordinators have been selected and signs informing people that the watch is in place have been erected around the district, states a press release.
‘We have been wanting to put a watch scheme in place for some time and it’s great that it is now off the ground,’ said coordinator Brenda Connolly. ‘There have been a few incidents in the district recently that have caused concern for us and we are more than happy to come together to do what we can and our meetings are progressing well. We now cover part of Frank Sound and Queens Highway and aim to supplement the work of the North Side group that is already in place.’
PC Mark Miller has been working in North Side for last month. He is an experienced officer who has been with the RCIPS since 1983. He has worked in various departments including CID, Uniform and Family Support as well as serving as the schools resource officer for George Hicks High School and John Grey.
He has trained in Criminal Investigation and Criminal Procedures in Evidence at the Miami Dade University, as well as completing an Internet Investigations course in Orlando.
In addition he has extensive experience in Christian counselling.
Mr. Miller said he is pleased to see the community working together to help fight crime.
‘The community has been very welcoming to me and I am looking forward to working with the residents to keep North Side as safe as it can be.’
Anyone wanting to speak with Mr. Miller can contact him on 916-5365.