Neighbourhood policing team webchat

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Residents will be able to find out about their local policing teams at the fourth in a summer season of live online ‘webchats’ this Monday.

People are invited to ask questions, or watch the hour-long discussions, which start at 7pm, via the West Yorkshire Police website http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/nptwebchat

Taking part is Chief Insp Mark McManus, Force Performance Improvement Unit, and Chris Joyce, Force Crime Prevention Officer, who said they were looking forward to answering questions from the public.

“Neighbourhood Policing Teams work with communities and partners to jointly identify local priorities and tackle local issues,” explained Chief Insp McManus.

“Making our communities safer, and feeling safer, is a priority across the Force and we want to hear from residents about their involvement with local teams and how we can improve the service we provide on the ground.”

The previous webchats in the series looked at drugs issues and becoming a police volunteer, and were very successful, with one attracting 160 questions.

Future topics lined up, all with a 7pm start, include:

• Monday July 22 - Euro-cylinder Burglary

• Monday August 5 - Bringing Offenders to Justice.

The discussions use a free “Cover it Live” discussion system, already regularly used and established by West Yorkshire Neighbourhood Policing Teams for their “ePack” online community meetings.