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Have a coffee or a cuppa with a cop at Safer Neighbourhood drop-in surgeries

Posted on 13th February 2013

Members of the public will be able to have an informal chat and a drink with their local policing team at special surgeries in Buxton.

The town’s Safer Neighbourhood team will start hosting the hour-long open surgeries at the Devonshire Dome.

Local residents will be able to find out about what the police are doing to fight crime in their neighbourhood.

They will also be able to raise concerns with officers about local issues, find out what operations or campaigns are taking place, receive crime prevention advice or simply get to know the team.

The first surgery takes place on Friday, March 1, from noon until 1pm.

PCSO Linda Cook has helped set up the surgeries along with PCSO Ally Ratcliffe and staff at the Devonshire Dome, in Devonshire Road.

She said: “The whole idea of these surgeries is to give people the chance to join us for a hot drink and have a chat about any policing issues that are on their mind.

“They can ask us questions about what we’re up to, how we’re tackling any problems in their neighbourhood, what advice we have about crime prevention and what we’ll be up to over the coming weeks.

“We want to keep people as up-to-date as possible about local policing and make sure they know who we are so we can work together to keep Buxton as safe as possible.”

Further drop-in surgeries have been set for May 2 and June 3, both of which will also run from noon until 1pm.

For more information, email buxton.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or call them on the police non-emergency number, 101.

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