Police invite to web-chat

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West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention Officer Chris Joyce and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson will join forces in an online discussion about Neighbourhood Watch on Monday.(24th)

Between 7pm and 8pm, they will be speaking to members of the public via the following link: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/

Chris Joyce said: “It does not matter if you are already part of Neighbourhood Watch, this web-chat will allow people to ask questions about how to create one or how to enhance an existing scheme.

“There are many benefits to being involved and this online discussion is also an opportunity to learn how they operate.

“By working together with your neighbours and sharing crime prevention advice, you can make a genuine difference.

“There are dozens of schemes already in place across the county that have been extremely successful and I will be able to give you details of how they have worked and what they have achieved.”

Mark Burns-Williamson said: “I am looking forward to hearing from local people about how their schemes are running and learning of anything I can do to enhance their effectiveness.

“I would encourage people to get involved and find out how a Watch could affect crime levels in their area and the evidence behind it.

“Neighbourhood Watch is continuing to evolve and expand in West Yorkshire and there is plenty of evidence of its positive impact.”