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Loughborough police receive high praise in community walkabout

Loughborough Walkabout

The PCC and local Insp Dwight Barker setting out on the walkabout

Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach joined neighbourhood police on a walkabout in Loughborough to see how partnership work is making the area safer.

The PCC met residents at the Falcon Support Centre during his tour of the town who provided positive feedback about the work local police were undertaking to improve the area and the multitude of partnerships in place.

He also met Cllr David Slater and Cllr Jonathan Morgan to discuss future areas of work which could further enhance the community including addressing street begging in Loughborough town centre.

“I’m very grateful to the policing team for giving me such a detailed overview of the area and the challenges it faces,” said Willy.

“It was a good morning. Local officers have put a lot of hard work into forging relationships with residents and gaining their trust to support the community safety projects they’ve implemented.  It was evident throughout my visit just how much the public value and appreciate their efforts.

“Many of the residents I met during the walkabout said the local policing team had made the community a better place and there can be no better measure of success than receiving high praise from the very people they are responsible for protecting. 

“Positive community relationships are critical for effective policing and significant time has been invested into developing these links.”

The PCC invited anyone living in the area who has any further issues they wanted to raise to contact him.

Willy Bach can be contact on 0116 229 8083 or by email to police.commissioner@leics.pcc.pnn.gov.uk 

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Posted on Tuesday 24th January 2017
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