A campaign aimed at encouraging people to report crime in their area has recently been launched by Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in conjunction with the PSNI.
‘Encouraging Reporting to Police’ has been identified as a priority within the Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership Action Plan and is often the message police provide to the community – and this initiative does just that.
The campaign plays on the idea that even the dogs on the street know who is involved in criminal activity - meaning that clearly some members of the public know and should do the right thing and report them.
“Through this campaign we want to encourage the public in Craigavon to please contact the Police if they have any information on a crime that has been committed,” commented Sinn Fein Councillor Gemma McKenna, chair of the PCSP.
“It is imperative that the Police receive information that will help to catch criminals to help make our communities safer to live.”
Area Commander, Chief Inspector Anthony McNally, explained: “The most valuable assets the PSNI have in preventing and detecting crime are working in partnership with agencies such as the PCSP, but also our communities.
“It is important we continue to work together to deliver safer and more communities and build on the significant reduction we saw in crime across the borough last year of over seven per cent.
“This campaign will help us achieve this by raising awareness of our 0845 600 8000 telephone number, but to remind or advise you we can also be contacted through your local Neighbourhood policing teams - whose numbers appear on our PSNI website, and of course through our local PSNI Craigavon Facebook page.”
You will see the campaign featured on roller banners and posters in public facilities in Craigavon and the message will also be distributed to community groups, businesses and voluntary groups via mousemats and notepads displaying the graphics.