There is a new way to contact police in the village of Tarporley .
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer officially opened the community’s Police Contact Point which enables residents to be able to get in touch with officers via a newly installed Contact Point at Tarporley Fire Station.
Mr Dwyer had challenged the constabulary to come up with innovative ways to make contacting the police even easier and says the interactive touchscreen Contact Points are just one more way the public can contact the police, report a crime or seek out helpful information.
He met with Tarporley Fire Station Manager Matthew Barlow and Northwich Local Policing Unit Chief Inspector Simon Meegan earlier this week to officially open the Contact Point and said: “Keeping connected with our rural communities is crucial and I am delighted that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the constabulary to achieve this.
“I am investing in Contact Points and police community bases to support the constabulary in delivering on the Chief Constable’s ‘We’re Here’ commitment to the people of Cheshire. The constabulary must be accessible to the public in as many different ways as possible.
“The Contact Point is a real benefit for local residents who now have another way to get into contact with the constabulary to raise any policing concerns they may have,” he added.
“Local community policing remains one of my priorities and I am committed to maintaining a high level of service through innovative and modern means.
“The plan is to continue to introduce contact points and community bases across the county to ensure our communities stay connected and safe.”
Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority, Cllr John Joyce, added: “We are only too happy to work with our constabulary colleagues to be able to help the local community to report crime in the area using the contact point at Tarporley Fire Station.
“The two services working together in this way can only benefit the area, ensuring we continue to provide the best service to Tarporley.”