Partnerships ‘working together’ to reduce the fear of crime

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MAGHERAFELT police in partnership with the Policing and Community Safety Partnership, are working together to address issues around rural crime and older people with the overall aim of increasing confidence in policing.

A number of planned events will take place from now until December under the banner of ‘Safe & Secure Together’ from information days to practical crime prevention assistance.

Talking about the campaign District Commander Chief Superintendent Stephen Martin said: “We know that working in partnership with other agencies with the active support of members of the public increases our capability to protect communities and reduce the fear of crime.

“Over the next few months there will be opportunities for those living in rural areas and older people who are perhaps more vulnerable to benefit from a range of services and information days.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend these events and get to know your local officers and the various support services that are available. By working together I am confident we can make our communities safe and secure for everyone.”

Speaking on behalf of Magherafelt PCSP, Councillor Paul McLean said: “It is clear that there are common issues that affect communities right across the District and we are happy to work with the police and support services to ensure people are better informed about what is happening in their areas and how best they can protect themselves and their property.

“Residents have the right to feel safe in their homes and neighbourhoods and we welcome the collective co-operation of everyone in making Magherafelt a safer place.”