Preston neighbourhood policing team hold dedicated community engagement days

Preston neighbourhood policing team hold dedicated community engagement days

Officers from Preston’s neighbourhood policing team are out and about this afternoon as part of a series of engagement days aimed at providing community reassurance and preventing crime and disorder.

You will see an increased police presence, including the force’s mounted branch, alongside the mobile neighbourhood police van which will be on the Flag Market for people to pop in and have a chat about any concerns they may have.

Additionally, on Monday, 28th November 2022, officers spent the day engaging with businesses in Preston, visiting local businesses and having positive conversations regarding the recent spike in Anti-Social Behaviour and our progress with tackling it.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Preston, Insp Bernie Coburn, said: “Our planned engagement days work to reassure the public following an increase in anti-social behaviour.

“Keeping the communities and visitors safe remains a priority in Preston and while patrols will remain ongoing in the area we want to thank all those who spoke with us on Monday and we hope to continue those positive conversations on Wednesday.

“Everyone should be able to visit Preston safely and enjoy their time here.  We have been working hard behind the scenes with partners to address the recent problems and will be introducing short and long-term initiatives to help combat the issues.”

Members of the public can also sign up to Lancashire Talking and complete the survey to help provide a multi-partnership approach going forward.

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