Ilkeston police hold Market Place event to show we are 'Safer Together'
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Officers from our Ilkeston Safer Neighbourhood Team are holding an event to display the different strands of policing and how we work together with our partners.
The event, part of the ‘Safer Together’ campaign, will be held at Ilkeston Market place tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd July, between 11am and 3pm.
PCSO Matt Lewis, who is from the team and has organised the event, said: “The event will show different strands of policing as well as the partners that we work closely with.
“Crime scene investigators will be there along with Neighbourhood Watch, Erewash Borough Council Safety Partnership, Safer Homes, the warden service, the Office of Police Crime Commissioner and our ‘UpRight’ campaign looking at road safety for motorbike users.
“Operational commitments withstanding, we also hope to be joined by our Roads Policing Unit, Uniform Task Force and Drone Unit.
“There will be lots to see and get involved with as well as an opportunity to see at close quarters how we all work together to make the community safer.”
‘Safer Together’ marks new investment in the force that will see 120 new posts created working to improve police presence in neighbourhoods and bolster investigations.
The investment came after consultation with the public revealed they were willing to pay extra in council tax to fund an increase in police resources in neighbourhoods.
Recruitment to the new roles is under way with posts all due to be in place by the end of July.
Investment will also be put towards improving road safety and providing greater support to vulnerable people, including those in mental health crisis.