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PCC meets with local communities in Wellington

Wellington Town Council with Inspector Stuart king, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Johnathon O’Connor; and PCC Mark Shelford

Last Friday Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Shelford travelled to Wellington to visit Wellington Police station, Wellington Weekly news, and Wellington Town Council.

To start the day the PCC visited the Wellington Neighbourhood Policing Team. They discussed the issue of burglaries and shoplifting within the Wellington area. The PCC also got the chance to go on a policing patrol around Wellington Town with Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Johnathon O’Connor.

Next the PCC walked with Wellington Weekly News editor, Councillor John Thorne to meet with Wellington Town Council.

At the meeting the PCC and Wellington Town Council representatives discussed many issues such as access to CCTV within Wellington, shoplifting and food banks. They also discussed their positive relationship with the police, which is great to hear.

Cybercrime was also spoken about during the meeting, and the Town Council and Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant O’Connor expressed they have heard and dealt with issues of this within Wellington. As Association of the Police and Crime Commissioners lead for Economic and Cybercrime, PCC Mark Shelford gave them some tips to take away and expressed the importance of reporting to the police.

The PCC also explained the Prisoners Building Homes (PBH) scheme to the council and encouraged them to take a look at the information on it. you can read more about this here.

(Left to right), Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant, Johnathon O’Connor; PCC Mark Shelford and Inspector Stuart King.