POLICE COLUMN: Deborah Regan

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Since coming to work at Eastwood Police Station I have been pleased to receive contact from people within our community who have said complimentary things about the officers that work here.

I have also witnessed the dedication and hard work that members of Nottinghamshire Police and our partner agencies show in trying to improve the local area and resolve long standing problems. Together we can tackle lots of problems – but first we need you to tell us what is happening. If you would like to discuss anything that is affecting your quality of life please contact us on 101. If you have useful information about crime please use the confidential Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

Recently Eastwood Police Station has had a few changes. We now have a dedicated team of detectives in the building. The very experienced officers will be looking after the more serious crimes that occur, including house burglaries. Throughout the winter we have worked hard to prevent house burglary but we urge residents to remain vigilant. A thief will chance his or her luck at an open door or window hoping for an easy win. Don’t let them. These sorts of burglaries can be prevented with common sense measures including locking doors and closing ground floor windows when going to bed, or even when just leaving the room. Keep your house and vehicle keys somewhere safe, and not near a door or window or where they could be easily reached.

Outdoor security lights, which come on automatically when they detect movement, may act as a deterrent, and residents are reminded to keep side gates bolted to prevent burglars gaining access to the rear of the property.

Other changes at the station include the cessation of the front counter service due to a reduced demand. The closure will ensure that other more frequently used front counter services are fully staffed and provide a better level of service to the public.

I’d like to remind the public that the station continues to be staffed 24 hours a day and if you wish to speak with an officer just pick up the yellow phone and our control room will speak to you.

They will also be able to offer you an appointment at the station. These are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 5pm every week.