West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visits Halifax to see neighbourhood policing in action (23 Nov 2015)

The West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, visited Halifax to see neighbourhood policing in action.

The Police and Crime Commissioner joined in on a patrol around the Park Ward area of the town and got to speak to officers and members of the public

He also visited the St. Augustine's Centre which is a community centre for anyone who needs help, advice or support.

The Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

"Visits like this are very important to me. During the visit I was given the opportunity to meet front line officers who day in day out help to keep our communities safer and feeling safer.

"They were able to tell me about the priorities of the Park Ward area and other spots in Halifax and I joined them on patrol which took in amongst other things the King Cross Regeneration area and some community clean up areas.

"The visit to the St. Augustine's Centre was also invaluable and it was important to see the work that goes on there."

District Commander for Calderdale, Chief Superintendent Dickie Whitehead said; "I continue to be incredibly proud of the men and women who work tirelessly to protect the public of Calderdale. Their efforts, in tackling crime, protecting the vulnerable and working with our partners in serving our diverse communities is something I am delighted the Police and Crime Commissioner could witness first hand."

Vicky Ledwidge, Centre Leader at the St. Augustine's Centre, said:

"Our relationship with the local policing team is fantastic. We are very grateful for their ongoing support and friendship, and it was a privilege to be able to share our work with the Police Crimes Commissioner on his visit to Halifax."

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