Police praise town residents whose tip-offs led to drug dealing conviction
POLICE have praised residents in a Fenland town whose tip-offs led to the conviction of a man for drug offences. The case has been highlighted by Cambs Police as part of a campaign to encourage more residents to get in touch and remain in contact with th
POLICE have praised residents in a Fenland town whose tip-offs led to the conviction of a man for drug offences.
The case has been highlighted by Cambs Police as part of a campaign to encourage more residents to get in touch and remain in contact with their neighbourhood police team.
"The community are our eyes and ears and their information can prove invaluable in bringing offenders to justice," said PC Chris Goodman reflecting on Chatteris residents who helped secure the drug dealer conviction.
Chief Inspector Russ Waterston said: "We welcome feedback and on some occasions, we receive valuable information from the public which enables us to take action in neighbourhoods.
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"The force receives countless correspondence from the public every week with letters to officers, emails or feedback over the phone.
He reiterated the pledge that within 24 hours of messaging their local officer residents will get a response.
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"Point four of the policing pledge is to respond to every message directed to the neighbourhood policing team within 24 hours and, where necessary, provide a more detailed response as soon as we can," he said.
He said there were residents can direct their messages to their local teams; by calling 0345 456 456 4 and asking for their local officer; by emailing the team in response to an e-cops message or by sending an email through the police website www.cambs.police.uk