Schools talks, leaflet drops and a chance to have a (socially-distanced) ‘Cuppa with a Coppa’ are all being organised to celebrate grassroots policing during Neighbourhood Policing Week.
Cleveland Police’s teams in Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough will be taking the chance to promote the skills and contribution made by neighbourhood policing as part of the national week which begins on Monday January 17.
Neighbourhood teams have key responsibilities such as working with partners to problem-solve in communities around issues such as antisocial behaviour and criminal damage.
They help tackle hate crime, work with retailers around shop thefts and have a key role in building intelligence to tackle organised crime groups. Teams across our patch carry out drugs warrants and work with housing partners and local authorities to use legal powers to tackle problem addresses.
Local Policing Superintendent Marc Anderson said: “I welcome the opportunity to highlight the work our dedicated neighbourhood teams carry out in the areas they police.
“Neighbourhood teams are often peoples’ first point of contact with the police or the teams they see patrolling where they live. Cleveland Police has invested in reinforcing its approach to neighbourhood policing.
“We’ll be promoting our activities so people can engage with us about the issues that matter to them and understand our role better.”
You can find out more about the activities during Neighbourhood Policing Week on Cleveland Police’s social media sites and there will be regular updates throughout the week.