GENERAL Motors manufacturing Ellesmere Port presented a Vauxhall car to the Cheshire police to add to their fleet, for community duties in the Ellesmere Port area.
Inspector Richard Rees was delighted to be presented with the car at the Vauxhall plant with fellow colleagues, Sgt Paul Bluck, PC Fez Khan and PCSO Claire Whomes.
Karl Williams, funding and income manager, said: “The vehicle is a great benefit to community policing in the local area, enabling officers to patrol their beats efficiently. This vehicle is used for neighbourhood policing.
“In Cheshire, we are at the forefront of neighbourhood policing and this is a tried and tested means of delivering policing services. The neighbourhood model relies on dedicated police staff being deployed to deal with ongoing issues.
“Neighbourhood police officers and police community support officers are active in the community dealing with local concerns. For example, elderly people get concerned about doorstep callers or nuisance youths. This would not necessarily require a fast response but the attendance of an officer to help reassure is often just as important to vulnerable citizens.
“This vehicle provides the means to deliver efficient and effective responses to policing problems at a local level.”
Insp Rees added: “We very much appreciate the generosity of Vauxhall Motors Ltd in providing this vehicle to enhance neighbourhood policing.”