- Local police working more closely with local communities to meet local priorities.
- Dedicated police officers and PCSOs for each 122 policing community
- Accessible police base in the heart of each community
- £200K funding package to deliver local projects which tackle crime and ASB
Cheshire Police has today launched its new approach to community policing, which will see dedicated police officers assigned to each of the county’s 122 policing areas to tackle crime and support communities.
The initiative has been developed by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) David Keane who is striving for Cheshire to be the leading police service for delivering community policing.
It builds on the already successfully delivered initiative to provide a dedicated PCSO and police community base for each area.
The new community police officers will work with their fellow PCSO, the wider policing team, and key partners to build relationships within the community, sharing the same mission to solve problems at their root-cause before they become more serious.
They will spend more time in the heart of their dedicated communities and be given time to deal with issues that matter most to local residents.
Another benefit of the changes is local residents will have more opportunities than ever before to directly contact their officers – either online, through social media, or face-to-face during police surgeries.
The work of the new community policing teams will be supported by a funding package for each community, made available from money seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
This will consist of a £1,000 funding pot for all 122 communities and an additional £10,000 for all eight policing units that local people can bid for to deliver projects which work with the local policing team and key partners to address specific issues.
By investing this money back into communities, the Commissioner hopes this sends a clear message that crime doesn’t pay.
PCC David Keane said: “My focus will always be to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, support victims and protect vulnerable people. I believe the best way to do this is by delivering a truly local police service that is fit for the future and an integral part of our communities.
“This project is about local police working more closely than ever before with local communities, to meet local priorities.
“With the support of Cheshire residents, we have been able to increase our officer numbers, which has helped make this next stage possible.
“Delivering it has been a key budget priority for me this year and I am pleased we have been able deliver this initiative despite the challenges that Covid-19 has posed and continues to pose on our communities.
“I’m confident having dedicated officers will build on the success we’ve already had in providing each community with a dedicated PCSO and its own community base and will allow us to stay connected to our communities in light of new coronavirus restrictions.
“For me, community policing is an integral part of protecting our communities and my ambition is to make Cheshire the best in the country at community policing.
“I know that we can only achieve this by investing in our communities and our workforce to ensure policing teams and local residents are given the support and tools they need to make our communities safer.”
Chief Constable Darren Martland added: “This is a big step forward and exciting development in our policing model.
“Dedicated police officers will work with PCSOs, volunteers, partners and, most importantly, the communities that we serve, to adopt a preventative and problem solving approach to dealing with the issues that most affect our communities”.
The local policing team and community base are
|Community police area||Community police officer||PCSO||Police community base|
|Crewe South||PC Beth Cornwall||PCSO Stuart France||BELONG Care Home, 20 Brookhouse Drive, |
Crewe, CW2 6NA
|Shavington and Willaston and Rope||PC Georgia Stockton||PCSO Peter Corbett and PCSO Nigel Hobbs||Shavington cum Gresty Village Hall, 159 Main Road, Crewe, CW2 5DP|
|Wistaston||PC Tim Clark||PCSO Sophie Jebb Bowman||St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Crewe, CW2 8HA|
|Crewe Central||PC Alex Barker||PCSO Penny Probin||Crewe Library, Crewe Lifestyle Centre, Moss Square, Crewe, CW1 2BB|
|Crewe St Barnabas||PC Nicola Berry||PCSO Marta Kokot||Creative Action Team Hub, 60 Timbrell Avenue, Crewe, CW1 3LX|
|Crewe West||PC James Hough||PCSO Andrea Smith||Lighthouse Centre, 48 Stewart Street, Crewe, CW2 8BG|
|Crewe East||PC John Roberts||PCSO Tim Davey||Guinness Bungalow, Sherborne Road, Crewe, CW1 4LB|
|Crewe North||PC Will Du Randt||PCSO Jess Street||St Michael’s Parish Hall, Ford Lane, Crewe, CW1 3TN|
|Leighton||PC Louis Martin||PCSO Matt Oliver||North Street Café, North Street, Crewe, CW1 4NJ|
|Haslington||PC Sheridan Tomkinson||PCSO Lizzie Jolley||St Matthew’s Church Hall, Park Road, Haslington, CW1 5TQ|
|Audlem and Wybunbury||PC Faye Clarke||PCSO Nicholas Jarvis||Audlem Public Hall, 12 Cheshire Street, Audlem, Crewe, CW3 0AH|
|Bunbury and Wrenbury||PC Martin Randle||PCSO Sharon Jones||The Goodwill Hall, Wrexham Road, Faddiley, CW5 8HY|
|Nantwich North and West||PC Matthew Stonier||PCSO Lee Berry||Nantwich Police Station, Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5NE|
|Nantwich South and Stapeley||PC Marc Harley||PCSO Alexis Barrington||Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, Nantwich, CW5 7GE|
|Sandbach Elworth and Brereton Rural||PC Deborah Jerman||PCSO Sue Holt||St. Peters Church Hall, School Lane, Elworth Sandbach, CW11 3HU|
|Sandbach Heath and East, Ettiley Heath and Wheelock||PC Mark Cook||PCSO Scott Watson||Sandbach Heath Methodist Church, Heath Road, Sandbach, CW11 2LE|
|Sandbach Town||PC Steve Dutton||PCSO Spike Elliott||Sandbach Police Station, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HU|