Chris Cutland on walk about with officers in Newark
Chris Cutland, Nottinghamshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, spent time walking the streets of Newark last week to learn more about local policing needs.
Ms Cutland met officers at Newark Police Station before taking a tour around the Hawtonville Estate with Beat Manager PC Murdoch and Anti Social Behaviour Officer Terry Bailey. While on the estate, she also had the opportunity to speak to local residents.
After visiting Hawtonville, Chris went around the town centre with local police and watched a DVD called ‘Four Walls’ made by Newark and Sherwood Homes that is designed to discourage people from committing anti-social behaviour. The DVD was filmed in the Hawtonville Estate.
The purpose of the visit was for Chris to learn more about local partnership working and police relationships, Specials in a rural context, the night time economy, drug use in the area and other policing issues.
Chris Cutland said: “My visit to Newark was both interesting and worthwhile. Each of the local officers has a good knowledge of the area and its specific policing needs, which allowed me to learn more about the town and situations officers deal with. I enjoy getting out onto the front line whenever possible and seeing for myself first hand how day-to-day tasks are handled.
“The DVD ‘Four Walls’ was excellent as it discourages young people from committing anti-social behaviour (ASB). It is based around how an individual’s behaviour could have an impact on them personally, their parents or carers. I am sure this film could be used in other parts of the county to discourage ASB occurring.”
The visit took place on Wednesday 6 March 2013.
Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2013