NORTH Wales Police and Cheshire Police have been working together to share information and tackle crime in Saltney and Lache.
The forces have been breaking down boundaries and crossing over into each other’s territories.
Saltney community beat manager Ian Millington explained what the cross-border patrol initiative entailed.
He said: “I have had meetings with (Chester Outer officer) Sgt Anton Sullivan and the teams patrol in each other’s areas, so people will see Cheshire Police officers drive over here (Saltney) and I will drive over into Cheshire.
“We are able to identify youths, monitor them and it has been very successful.”
Sgt Anton said: “We realised a while back there needed to be communication between ourselves.
“In Saltney we have something unique in that it is a community split nationally and by the police boundary. If a crime happens on one side of the street and not the other it dictates what force deals with it.
“Residents do not care which force tackles the incident as long as it gets dealt with.
“Just because the officers work in different areas it does not mean they cannot exchange information.
“You will find Boundary Lane is patrolled regularly by Cheshire Police, and we will get to the shops area at Victoria Road and the new Morrisons.
“The people in shops are used to seeing officers from both areas. I dealt with a couple of youths at the Saltney Londis store the other weekend and it shows to the residents we are actively involved.
“We also often use the Saltney police station because obviously we are quite a way out in our Blacon base.
“It’s working very effectively and is not just against anti-social behaviour, but incidents of crime.”