Historically the police were the primary, and often the only, conduit for the community safety issues identified within neighbourhoods. The demands on policing have increased considerably over recent years and the traditional ‘village bobby’ role is rarely achievable. Nonetheless Community Policing remains a cornerstone for service delivery and the link between community police officers and their NW schemes is a key element for healthy and sustainable schemes.
The police role may include:
Assisting in the establishment of Neighbourhood Watches.
Communicating with coordinators about crimes/safety issues in their area
Working in partnership with NW and other relevant partners to address community safety issues, provide public reassurance and crime prevention advice.