Police meet and greet in Stevenage

AS part of Neighbourhood Watch Week, police community support officers (PCSOs) are holding a street meet in Stevenage town centre today (Wednesday). The event in Town Square will run from 10am until 2pm. PCSO Tara Davidson, from the Stevenage Neighbourhoo

AS part of Neighbourhood Watch Week, police community support officers (PCSOs) are holding a street meet in Stevenage town centre today (Wednesday).

The event in Town Square will run from 10am until 2pm.

PCSO Tara Davidson, from the Stevenage Neighbourhood Team, said: "Neighbourhood Watch can make a real difference to our communities and help to make them feel even safer."

The officers are hoping to encourage more people to sign up to watches in their area and, in particular, are looking to work with residents in York Road.


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They will be visiting residents' homes this week to explain how they can become involved in Neighbourhood Watch, and the benefits of doing so.

It is hoped a number of people will sign up to a watch in the area, which will be launched on July 7.

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PCSO Davidson said: "During our visits to York Road we will also be carrying out a crime reduction initiative called Operation Saturnalia.

"Residents will be offered advice on how they can reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime.

"In particular we will be talking about theft from vehicles and burglaries.

"I would like to encourage as many residents as possible to take the opportunity to speak with PCSOs and find out how they can protect their home and their property.

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