Clapham residents invited to meet police officers

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Police officers will be meeting residents in Clapham as part of the force’s third Operation Salcoats, which takes place in the village on Saturday (June 4).

Operation Salcoats is a crime prevention and community engagement initiative with the force’s Crime Prevention team working with volunteers from Community Watch schemes – including Neighbourhood Watch, Speed Watch and Street Watch – and some of the force’s Special Constables. The groups will provide a visible presence in the area, enforce speed limits, conduct home burglary surveys and talk to local residents about crime prevention.

Sergeant Ben Dimmock from the Force’s Crime Reduction Team said: “We want to meet as many local people as possible on June, 4 because this gives us a chance to find out more about the kinds of issues facing our local communities. If we know about them, we can work to resolve them.

“This will be our third Operation Salcoats, and so far we have seen really good results in Houghton Regis and Maulden. We know we can’t tackle crime alone, which is why it’s really important for us to work closely with our partners like Neighbourhood Watch, Speed Watch and Street Watch who play a key role in deterring criminality and improving community safety by reporting suspicious incidents and sharing information.”

Officers and volunteers will be based both at the Village Hall and outside the Fox and Hounds from 10am to 2pm.