Officers across Cheshire will be stepping up policing activities to target issues in the community as part of Neighbourhood Policing week of action.
From Monday 17 January, all nine of the Local Policing Units (LPUs) will be boosting their work in addressing key issues in their communities that have been raised by local residents.
They will also be engaging with their communities from hosting pop-up stalls in key areas and speaking with schools and youth teams.
The Neighbourhood Policing week of action is a national campaign where forces work together to showcase different policing teams and the benefits they have to the public.
The week of action will see officers carry on business as usual while placing additional support in areas that have been causing particular concern to local residents.
Some of the activity includes:
Speed enforcement in Chester, youth engagement in Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield and Crewe, targeting of anti-social behaviour in Northwich and Warrington, knife sweeps in Widnes and licencing patrols in Congleton.
In Chester City, the Policing Team is expanding to involve 23 officers and community safety wardens on patrol in the night-time economy and busy city centre during the day.
Updates on the activities will be published on each area’s social media accounts throughout the week of action.
Assistant Chief Constable Bill Dutton is the lead for Neighbourhood Policing. He said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the public to see how our neighbourhood teams work to keep their communities safe on a daily basis.
“There will be a variety of things going on in the next week that will offer an insight into some of the initiatives that are ongoing to make Cheshire a hostile place for criminals.
“The week will also allow local communities to speak with their policing teams to tell us about the issues they are experiencing so that we can have a positive impact.
“I would urge anyone who has any concerns in the neighbourhoods, whether it be anti-social behaviour through to drug-related activity, to get in touch with us. We will do the rest.
“The message is clear, Cheshire Constabulary is committed to preventing crime and will relentlessly target those suspected of wrongdoing.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, said: “The Neighbourhood Policing Teams work extremely hard to not only keep their communities safe, but engage and support them every day.
“This dedicated week of action gives us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on them and highlight some of the work they do on a regular basis which continues to keep everyone safe.
“Speeding, anti-social behaviour, engagement and tackling crime are all key areas of work, and issues that are regularly brought to my attention. I hope this spotlight on neighbourhood policing offers the reassurance that action is being taken in our communities to keep us all safe.”
The case studies that are being shared in the coming week will just provide a snapshot of how neighbourhood policing is operated within Cheshire, but there is a lot more topics and operations
You can follow the work of what the neighbourhood teams do on a daily basis, via social media channels on Facebook at a neighbourhood level and on Twitter across local police unit areas. Our force accounts will feature some of the many highlights of the week and continue to showcase activity during 2022.