The Neighbourhood policing team is supported by both the wider community and specific Key Individuals such as, Councillors, various 'Watch' groups ( Torridge Neighbourhood Watch ) and residents Associations etc.
Neighbourhood Beat Teams have quickly established themselves as an integral part of front line operational policing across Devon and Cornwall. Neighbourhood policing is about engaging with local communities to identify their concerns and priorities, increasing police visibility and then crucially working with local communities to solve problems that matter to them. This approach is run in addition to, and in tandem with, the other policing departments of Response and Crime that deal with the more general policing demands and complimented with a number of role specific Police and Civilian posts.
Each Neighbourhood Beat is represented on the Police Force web site:- www.devon-cornwall.police.uk with policing priorities and what we are doing in the community to tackle issues that arise. This includes useful crime prevention advice through to statistics and news articles. You can even directly e-mail your team from these pages. Alternatively you can write in or call us on 101 general enquiries.
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We know that Neighbourhood Policing is delivering real and tangible benefits to people's quality of life and our area boasts being one of the safest places to live in England and Wales. However, we are committed to making further improvements to our service by forging increased, stronger, smarter links with the community and our partner agencies. Communication is seen as vital to this process and we would encourage everyone to check out and familiarize themselves with their Beat Team and the Devon and Cornwall website.
PCSO 30336 John McGovern, PC 3569 Dick Rowlands and PCSO 30674 Liz Rendle
Neighbourhood Policing Team - North Torridge Coastal Area.