Police hotline launched
Published 16 Apr 2012 12:30 0 Comments
BOBBIES will go back on the beat instead of manning quiet Alexandria Police Station overnight.
The police office will now close at 7pm and re-open at 8pm in a bid to take cops out of the station and back policing the streets and providing a visible presence.
But there is still a direct line to the cops' control room via a special yellow phone box outside the office.
Inspector Judy Wilson (left), of Alexandria Police Office, said the new set-up is taking place across the whole Strathclyde Police Force area as the force looks at ways to make better use of resources.
She explained: "We don't have a great footfall at night and we want to make the public aware that the new set-up has started.
"By doing this it allows us to have more police officers on the street. We have police staff that take the calls but if they were off we would have to put them on it.
"We want to put these officers back policing the area instead as I'm sure the public would too."
She reassured residents that the community police officers will still be working from the office, will report there and go about their business from the premises.
She continued: "Most people contact us by phone and people can contact us by email as well."
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 10 Apr 12
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