Police aim to be ‘visible and vigilant’

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THE opportunity to find out about changes in policing was on offer in Market Rasen last week.

Members of Market Rasen’s neighbourhood policing team joined with members of other departments for the information day in the town’s Market Place.

“It’s all about getting people to know what we do,” said Aimee Burge, marketing assistant.

“Today is the last in the spring series of events which have been held across the country.

“The information days are an opportunity for people to approach us with problems in a more informal and approachable way.

“There is a lot going on in the police at the moment, so this is also an important way of communicating with members of the public and making people aware of what is changing.”

A number of incidents were reported to the PCSOs on the day and these will all be logged and followed up.

Due to budget cuts Lincolnshire Police are cutting the number of officers on the beat by 70 and losing 90 police staff posts.

But Deputy Chief Constable has said the force has worked hard to ensure frontline services have seen the smallest reduction.

He said: “Our aim is to be there when we are needed and always to be visible and vigilant.

“However, we have to achieve these aims whilst meeting unprecedented challenges with a budget that is to reduce broadly by 16 per cent, or £19 million over the next four years. Changing the shape of the force is the best way to do this.”

The event in Market Rasen was also a chance for the team to promote the non-emergency number for the police.

The 0300 111 0300 was introduced last year for people to give information to the police or report incidents which do not require an emergency response.