Police in the West Bay district have started a new initiative designed to boost communication between residents and officers.
Each day officers target a different area of the district, making a point of meeting and greeting residents and asking about their concerns.
‘There are a lot of times when residents do not come to the police when perhaps they might want to,’ Area Commander Chief Inspector Angelique Howell said in a press release. ‘So, we are going out there to see them.’
Officers will be delivering anti-burglary packs containing information, a ultraviolet marking pen and a key ring to homes while they are on patrol.
‘We know residents have genuine concerns and often have some very valid solutions,’ added Chief Inspector Howell. ‘It is these concerns, issues and possible solutions that we want to hear. Only if we work together can we make a positive difference in the district.’