HOUSEHOLDS in North Yorkshire will this week start receiving leaflets introducing residents to their local Community Police Officers.
The county now has 16 Neighbourhood Teams dedicated to local policing in designated areas. Comprising police officers, community support officers, special constables and volunteers, they are taking prime responsibility for providing visible local policing, tackling local crime and disorder, reducing anti-social behaviour, and working with the community to tackle local problems.
Now, leaflets have been prepared for each of the 16 neighbourhoods, listing all the members of each area's Neighbourhood Policing Team and how to contact them, locations and hours of local police stations, a host of useful local contacts, and invitations to residents to get involved in the policing of their community.
The leaflets also cover the performance and priorities of North Yorkshire Police, both locally and countywide.
Chief Constable Della Cannings said: "We have more police officers and community support officers than ever, and through Neighbourhood Policing I am determined that we will have the right people in the right places in the right numbers to create neighbourhoods that are not only safe but - very importantly - feel safe."
Distribution of the leaflets starts this week and is expected to take three weeks to reach all of North Yorkshire's 350,000 homes - the first leaflets will go to Hambleton, parts of Harrogate and parts of Ryedale.
A special county-wide leaflet has also been prepared for use in libraries, Citizens Advice Bureaux and other information centres.
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