Opening of Darlington police drop-in centre
Shoppers in Darlington can expect to find an increased police presence in the town thanks to a new police drop in centre.
The centre, which was officially opened by Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg today, is in the Cornmill shopping Centre in the heart of town.
Police officers from the Darlington neighbourhood policing team will be available in the unit between 10am and 4pm Monday – Saturday, operationally permitting.
There will also be representatives from partnership agencies such as Darlington Borough Council.
Neighbourhood Sergeant Louise Guest said: “This is a great opportunity for members of the public to call in and speak to a police officer whilst they are out shopping.
“Having a presence in the Cornmill allows us to be even more accessible to the people of Darlington which can only be a good thing when providing a local policing service.”
Mr Hogg said: “The new centre is ideal for residents, or visitors to the area, to easily drop in and speak to an officer. This also provides even more opportunities for the police to engage with the local community."
Susan Young, centre manager at the Cornmill Shopping Centre, said: “We are delighted that Durham Constabulary has chosen to move into a unit in centre because of our location at the heart of town and the large numbers of people that pass through each day.
“I’m sure that the people of Darlington will really welcome the facility which will provide access to valuable information and advice that will help them better protect themselves, particularly during the busy shopping period.”
Posted on Thursday 5th November 2015