Neighbourhood police officers visit Park Lane interchange in Sunderland.

Police hat
16 February 2010

Community policingNexus and Northumbria Police are holding a series of events to give people in Sunderland valuable crime prevention advice.

The community engagement sessions will give the public a chance to raise any concerns that they have about crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

Sergeant Paul Whittle, of the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team and who is in charge of the events, said: “It’s opportunities like this where we get to meet and engage with members of the community that help people feel safer.”

He added: “Officers from the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team will be in the shop offering crime prevention advice and answering any concerns members of the public have as well as telling them what the police have been doing to make the area even safer.”

Personal safety leaflets about neighbourhood crime and information packs for visitors will also be available at the Nexus Travel Shop.

James Third, Nexus’ Manager of Park Lane interchange, said: “The public have a real chance to talk to their local police about anti social behaviour that might be affecting them or others.

“We’re grateful to Northumbria Police and Nexus for bringing them closer within the community through events like this.”

The police community engagement events are being held on Wednesday 3 March, 10am-12pm, Thursday 11 March, 2pm-4 pm, Tuesday 16 March, 2pm-4pm, Tuesday 23 March, 2pm-4 pm and Tues 30 March, 2pm til 4pm

Further information about the event and Northumbria Police can be found at www.northumbria.police.uk.

The photograph shows Pc Steve Stringer and David Archbold, Bus Station Customer Assistant, outside the Nexus Travel Shop at the launch of the initiative.

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