TALKING TO A COP COMES TO SOUTH TAMWORTH
Sharing a coffee with local Police proved so successful that officers from the Oxley Police Area Command now have plans to take the event to South Tamworth.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Coffee with a Cop campaign was a great indication that the community wanted more access to police.
“I had a follow up meeting with Police and we agreed that it would be beneficial to hold another event.
“As a result, the police community bus will now visit South Tamworth for another meet and greet event in early June, so that the community can once again talk to local police about issues that concern them.
“At the recent Coffee with a Cop morning the community raised a number of topics including, break and enters, how to secure their homes, proactive policing and the issue of reporting crime.
“The Police do a lot of tremendous work in our community and it’s through community contact and reporting crime that helps them to keep our communities safe,” Mr Anderson said.
Chief Inspector Jeff Budd said break-and-enters and feeling safe was one of the main issues raised with officers on Tuesday morning.
“This is about the security in their home and how they feel unsafe when people break into their homes and that's a very valid comment and we take that on board,” he said.
“We can say that our stats have pretty much halved in the last decade or so, but it doesn't mean someone breaking into your home doesn't affect you personally.
“We've got a range of things we can do to assist them with their home security and we're happy to talk to them about that and how to achieve it.” Chief Inspector Budd said.
“I am looking forward to joining with police on the day and I believe the community will benefit greatly from a visit by the community police bus in South Tamworth,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Caption: Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, with Chief Inspector Jeff Budd and Senior Constable Jenn Ridley, Community Safety Officer.