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Shropshire police launch 'dial a bobby' scheme

By Jordan Reynolds | Crime | Published:

Police today launched a major project to 'reconnect' with every neighbourhood in Shropshire.

Names and contact numbers for community officers are being released, allowing members of the public to make direct contact.

West Mercia Police Chief Constable Martin Evans says he wants members of the public to get the "right support as quickly as possible".

The overhaul of the force's Safer Neighbourhood Teams aims to ensure that all communities have easy access to their local police officers.

Police and community support staff will have access to mobile technology that allows them more time patrolling streets.

Leaflets are being distributed to neighbourhoods listing the names and numbers of local officers. The information is also being made available at the force's front counters.

Mr Evans said: “We are committed to improving the services we provide to ensure that everyone who needs our help receives the right support as quickly as possible.

"For example, we have invested in technology so that our officers can be more available and visible to the public and to help us effectively investigate crimes and bring offenders to justice.”

Superintendent for Telford & Wrekin, Tom Harding, said; “I would encourage anyone needing advice on reducing crime and protecting themselves, their family and property, to contact our teams directly to make an appointment.

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"Individual contact details are visible in our front counters, making our staff accessible to all.”

Here is the list of numbers in full:

Brookside

  • PC Neil Clayton - 07814053136
  • PC Ben Hopwood - 07811758858
  • PCSO Paul Bailiff - 07814053492
  • PCSO Katy Forster - 07814054228
  • PCSO Phil Roberts - 07816224149

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Cuckoo Oak and Ironbridge

  • PC John Walters - 07814054311
  • PC Rebecca James - 07814 053993
  • PCSO Stephen Dunn-Brown - 07814053796
  • PCSO Michelle Thomason - 07814054590
  • PCSO Dave Venus - 07814055346

Dawley and Malinslee

  • PC Soeli Brassington - 07817944329
  • PC Rebecca Dunn - 07811757821
  • PCSO Carl Hartshorne - 07816229879
  • PCSO Suzy Myatt - 07811748202
  • PCSO Micheala Kitt - 0781788927
  • PCSO Scott Ellis - 07811 747773

Lawley and Overdale

  • PC Sharon Major - 07817942178
  • PCSO Mark Bailey - 07817882080
  • PCSO Naomi Heales - 07811758805

The Nedge

  • PC Simon Downes - 07811747882
  • PCSO Phil Haigh - 07967303645
  • PCSO Ruth Williams - 07816227685

Woodside and Madeley

  • PC Ian Cole 07814054333
  • PCSO Linda Davis - 07814054824
  • PCSO Wendy Strong - 07814052176
  • PCSO Shane Goodman – 07814052032

Arleston and College

  • PC Ellie Williams - 07773205175
  • PCSO Lynn Harris - 07817940156
  • PCSO Luke Newborough - 07817940260

Donnington and Trench

  • PC Rob Hughes - 07870168228
  • PCSO Rachel Sanders - 07870168189
  • PCSO Richard Harrison - 07816229067
  • PCSO John Bowen - 07816228574
  • PCSO James Fox - 07816 228479

Hadley and Leegomery

  • PC Mark Morgan - 07870168164
  • PC Matt Corfield - 07817884719
  • PCSO Luke Deakin - 07817940719
  • PCSO Ivan Collumbell - 07817941151

Ketley and Oakengates

  • PCSO Susan Tindale - 07816228914
  • PCSO Shell Williams - 07811758319

Newport

  • PC Lee Thomas - 07976936322

St Georges and Priorslee

  • PC Vicky Mansell - 07816220768
  • PCSO Wayne Jervis - 07816220759
  • PCSO Andy Hudson - 07816228800

Wellington North

  • PC Ryan Forster - 07870168169
  • PCSO Trudy Jones - 07870168046
  • PCSO Ralph Machin - 07817887728

Wellington West and Rural

  • PC Nigel Barnsley - 07811758596
  • PCSO Zoe Bevan - 07870 167791
  • PCSO Julie Tennant – 07817941194

Bishops Castle and Rural Craven Arms

  • PCSO Shaun Cullis - 07811 752207

Bridgnorth

  • PC Matt Picken - 07816238035
  • PCSO Mandy Leek - 07816236747
  • PCSO Helen Oakley - 07816237839
  • PCSO Emma Smeilus - 07814052965

Broseley and Wenlock

  • PC Jane Cowan - 07870166679
  • PCSO Mal Goddard - 07870166746
  • PCSO Mike Watkins - 07870166511

Church Stretton and Craven Arms

  • PC Stephen Grant - 07773 054602
  • PCSO David Baron - 07870163156
  • PCSO Julia St John Martin - 07870163199
  • PCSO Lisa Thomas - 07870163208

Highley and Cleobury

  • PC Ann Oleary - 07816228337
  • PCSO Sue Eden - 07816228375
  • PCSO Shelley Hyde - 07816 228337

Ludlow

  • PC Stephen Mason - 07773043133
  • PCSO Bethany Hinton - 07773054449
  • PCSO Raj Matthews - 07773046846

Shifnal and Albrighton

  • PC Jess Hindley - 07811762222
  • PCSO Steve Breese - 07816237845
  • PCSO Jacqui Fletcher - 07816 238536

Ellesmere Town and Rural

  • PC Paul Crump - 07870219070
  • PCSO Tracey Walker - 07870218656
  • PCSO Kerry Hogg - 07870219593

Market Drayton

  • PC Alan Ambrose - 07870162968
  • PCSO David Boden - 07568753111
  • PCSO Andy King - 07870163116
  • PCSO Louise Fowler - 07870166846

Oswestry Central

  • PC Pete Dale - 07976938293
  • PCSO Karl Bryant - 07870219584
  • PCSO Robert Hamer - 07870218811
  • PCSO Andrew Neeves - 07870166291
  • PCSO Kurt Mabe - 07816172474

Oswestry Rural North

  • PC Kate Le’clere - 07870219518
  • PCSO David Hughes - 07870219190
  • PCSO Pete Roberts - 07870219019

Oswestry Rural South

  • PC Mark Moth - 07870219082
  • PCSO Charles Iremonger - 07870166222

Wem

  • PC David Carpenter - 07967303619
  • PCSO Elizabeth Walmsley - 07967 303567

Whitchurch

  • PC Deb Wheeler - 07890511398
  • PCSO Chris Hirons - 07890511404
  • PCSO Graeme Baines - 07890511320

Castlefields and Bagley

  • PC Ingrid Tozer - 07870511811
  • PCSO Catherine Stevens - 07870051216
  • PCSO Alison Jones - 07870510329
  • PCSO Derek Hughes Beddows - 07967303613

Harlescott and Sundorne

  • PC Alison Owen - 07870510300
  • PCSO Sarah Edwards - 07870150913
  • PC Phil Hall - 07890531388
  • PCSO Jason Amplett - 07870511148
  • PCSO Jackie Baldwin - 07870511427

Meole Brace and Copthorne

  • PC Jennie Hitchings - 07870511020
  • PCSO Angie Newson - 07967303641
  • PCSO Karen Blakemore - 07890543058
  • PCSO Stuart Roberts - 07967303856

Monkmoor and Sutton

  • PC Jim Nicholson - 07870510873
  • PCSO Angie Roberts - 07870510358

Shrewsbury Central

  • PC Karena Evans - 07890543614
  • PC Kevin Roberts - 07890544267
  • PCSO Chris Zacharek - 07870512392
  • PCSO Dave Bryant - 07870512236
  • PCSO Maria Chattington-Lowe 07870513019

Shrewsbury Rural West

  • PC Ross Cookson - 07814042410
  • PCSO Joe Bradley - 07870218574
  • PCSO Tim Griffiths - 07870218633

Shrewsbury Rural East

  • PC David Walton - 07870512813
  • PCSO Lyn Birch - 07890545343
  • PCSO Rob Taylor - 07870218623

Local officers are at heart of police drive

Superintendent for Telford and Wrekin, Tom Harding, wants people to contact their local policing teams

West Mercia Police’s bosses today said they are raising awareness of the county’s local policing teams in an effort to tackle specific concerns.

Each community in Shropshire has a local policing team that aims to work with residents and partner organisations to tackle issues that arise.

And now the police force has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the county’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams, to ensure that all communities have easy access to local police officers.

Leaflets are being distributed within local communities to explain the services provided by Safer Neighbourhood Teams and giving contact details so that anyone who needs advice or policing support can contact their local police officers.

This information is also being made available at front counters at police stations.

The campaign supports West Mercia Police’s ongoing work to improve the services provided to communities, including investment in technology to help local policing officers to be more available and visible on the streets.

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The aim of this is to make it easier for people to contact the police when they need help and ensuring that everyone who needs help receives the right support as quickly as possible.

West Mercia Police Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans said: “West Mercia Police is committed to having local officers working locally with partners to help and support our communities.”

Superintendent for Telford and Wrekin, Tom Harding, encouraged residents wanting advice on reducing crime to contact the safer neighbourhood teams directly to make an appointment.

He said: “Our safer neighbourhood teams are based locally in stations around West Mercia and focus on matters that are important to each local community.

“I would encourage anyone needing advice on reducing crime and protecting themselves, their family and property, to contact our teams directly to make an appointment.

“Individual contact details are visible in our front counters, making our staff accessible to all.”

To report a crime call 101 or in an emergency always call 999. For more information on local policing, and to find out more about Safer Neighbourhood Teams, visit westmercia.police.uk/article/2325/Contact-us

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Reporter for the Shropshire Star covering Shrewsbury and the surrounding areas.

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