Police ‘engage’ with the local community

PCSO Robert Childs security marking a pushbike.
PCSO Robert Childs security marking a pushbike.

Local police teams from Market Rasen and Caistor have been advising people on security issues and taking preventative steps against crime.

Three ‘Community Engagement Days’ took place earlier this month, which involved parking the mobile police station in both towns’ respective Market places, two in Rasen and one in Caistor.

The idea behind the events was to encourage the public to go onto the station and ask the officers about any problems or concerns they might have and also to get advice on home and pushbike security. The teams also had many police approved security items for sale at a discounted rate.

Market Rasen and Caistor have four Police Community Support Officers in their local teams - Neil Harrison, Robert Childs, Dawn Cowling and Neal Evans.

PCSO Neil Harrison said: “The days were a great success with well over 80 people attending the station with a wide range of enquiries ranging from tax discs on lawn mowers to booking appointments for home security assessments.”

“In addition, over 40 pushbikes were security marked by officers on the day and more than 30 security items provided. Due to this success the teams are hopeful to plan some similar events for the near future,” he said.