Harborough Local Policing Unit - A Message From The Inspector
This is a message to all Watch Members and Key Individuals from Inspector Neal Holland – Harborough Local Policing Unit Commander.
2009 has been a challenging year for your neighbourhood policing teams – we had the shed breaks and garden thefts in March and April and the rural burglaries in the north of the area during the summer. On a more positive note we had the quietest Halloween and Bonfire Night that we have seen for many years. We now face the challenge of the festive period as we approach the New Year.
I am conscious that Harborough has the largest and most pro-active watch schemes in the Force area and your help in looking out for suspicious persons and vehicles and spreading the crime prevention message to your friends and neighbours has been invaluable in helping us to reduce and prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in the areas where you all live and work.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank every one of you for the help and support you have shown my officers throughout the year. Your own actions may seem small but they are by no means insignificant. Each time you pick up the phone to report a suspicious incident or make a note of a number plate, you are joining in the fight against crime. Your contribution to the policing effort as a whole cannot be underestimated.
I would encourage all of you to continue to report to the police anything that makes you suspicious because it is your street level information which can really help us to tackle the criminals who operate in our area. By working closely with your beat officers to proactively manage your own neighbourhoods – it is possible to make real positive changes which everyone can benefit from.
I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and a crime free New Year.
Inspector Neal Holland
Harborough LPU Commander
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