Cookstown Policing Plan launched

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Police in Cookstown have launched their Policing Plan for 2014/2015 which sets out their challenges and ambitions for the next 12 months.

Feedback from the community on how people felt their areas should be policed have also been taken into consideration.

Area Commander, Chief Inspector Jane Humphires said the plan commits police to delivering against the three core principles of Personal, Professional and Protective policing.

“We will be focusing on reducing crimes like burglary and rural crime, building further confidence in our service to communities and protecting the vulnerable,” she explained.

The Chief Inspector pointed out that they have listened to what people want and have built this plan around concerns.

“By paying particular attention to the needs of our community we will ensure that we are doing everything we can to make sure they feel safe and secure,” she said.

PCSP Chairman for Cookstown, Cllr Tony Quinn, said the new policing plan is a snapshot of just some of the work that has taken place between the Policing and Community Safety Partnership and police over the past number of months.

“In agreeing the areas to be covered in the plan, we took into account evidence feedback from the local community on how they felt their area was and should be policed,” he said.

And he added: “The Partnership will continue to monitor the work of Cookstown police at their public meetings against the priorities and targets set in the local plan, to which members of the public are encouraged to attend.