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DPFCC attends day of action as part of Neighbourhood Policing Week

As part of Neighbourhood Policing Week, Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (DPFCC) Mike Johnson, attended a day of action in Cockermouth to target local crime issues including road safety and drug-related activity.

During the day of action, the DPFCC met with PC Shona Pattinson and PCSO Clare Parker and patrolled several areas of the town including Croftside and the Main Street that were highlighted as anti-social behaviour and crime hotspots. The day of action also targeted anti-social driving and parking issues on the Main Street.

Speaking on the visit, DPFCC Mike Johnson, said: “Neighbourhood Policing Week is a fantastic snapshot of what our Neighbourhood Policing Teams tackle on a day-to-day basis. I was pleased to visit with PC Pattinson and PCSO Parker to see first-hand how they deal with local issues in Cockermouth.

“Our Neighbourhood Policing Teams work exceptionally hard to tackle crime in our communities, but they need residents help to do so. Residents know their local area better than anyone and can spot suspicious behaviour so I would encourage the public to report this suspicious or illegal activity to the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

“Together we can make Cumbria an even safer place to live, work and visit.”

Inspector Pete Aiston from Workington Neighbourhood Policing Team said “This week we have been highlighting the work we do all year round to address issues within our community.

“Road safety and drug offences are issues regularly raised to us, and throughout the week we have been targeting issues such as parking and proactively targeting those involved in drug supply through misuse of drugs act warrants.

“We continue to ask our community to be our eyes and ears, so we can challenge those causing harm in the community. If you suspect criminality is taking place in your neighbourhood then we want to hear from you, so we can take action.”

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