Suffolk Police want to change this mindset by building neighbourhoods that not only are safe but also feel safe. They are working towards this through their Safer Neighbourhood Teams alongside councils and other organisations.
The aims of Safer Neighbourhood Teams are:
- listening to you and identifying your concerns
- working together to tackle the issues you have identified
- keeping you informed of progress
Who is in the teams?
An inspector or sergeant oversees the policing element of the team, reporting to the local district commander. Each team is made up of:
- police officers
- police community support officers
- special constables
- community wardens
Safer Neighbourhood Teams are here to listen to you. They want to find out what most affects your quality of life – whether that’s anti-social behaviour, graffiti, noisy neighbours or crime. Each team has a regular meeting where problems and issues identified by the local community are prioritised for action.
Contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team online or call 01473 613500.