PCC at the Tees Rural Crime Forum
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger attended his 400th community meeting this week, four years after making a pledge to make yearly visits to every ward in the Tees area.
He hit the milestone at the Tees Rural Crime Forum at Boosbeck Community Centre on Monday 14th November.
The achievement comes as part of the ‘Your Force, Your Voice’ initiative, a pledge made by the Commissioner to attend meetings in every ward area.
As well as residential wards, vulnerable or hard to reach groups such as rural or LGBT communities have also met with the Commissioner.
Residents at the Tees Rural Crime Forum heard updates from Cleveland Police officers about work being done to reduce rural crime across the Tees area.
The Commissioner has funded a new Rural Crime Prevention post, to be created in the New Year.
A number of signs have also been funded in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Council to help tackle fly-tipping in hotspots in the area.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Barry Coppinger said:
"It’s a great achievement to have attended my 400th community meeting.
“I think it’s incredibly important to hear from local residents first-hand about how they would like to see their areas policed and what issues make a difference to them.
“Speaking to people at meetings means I can ensure that my Police and Crime Plan reflects the needs of the community.”
Posted on Monday 14th November 2016