Deputy Commissioner meets Widnes officers in second visit to Local Policing Units
Published: 25 August 2022
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David McNeilage, continued the tour of Cheshire Constabulary’s nine local policing units (LPUs) with a visit to Widnes where he met with officers and staff to discuss the issues in their local area.
On Wednesday 24 August 2022, the Deputy Commissioner visited Widnes LPU to meet with Chief Inspector Caroline Mullen-Hurst and the Command team who provided a current overview of the issues that the LPU is experiencing, as well as their activities and objectives.
The visit also provided the Deputy Commissioner with an opportunity to highlight the priorities of the Police and Crime Plan and discuss how they were being addressed in Widnes as well as the support available to the LPU and their local communities.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, David McNeilage, said:
“It has been great to meet with the Widnes team and hear about their experiences whilst serving Cheshire’s communities. The insight that they provide ensures that the Commissioner and I can support them and the residents in the most effective way.
“During the visits, officers can raise concerns directly to the Commissioner and I. The visits also mean that we can discuss the support that we can provide to the team, and by extension, the public we serve, through our 122 community policing model which sees each of Cheshire’s 122 communities assigned its own dedicated Police Officer and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).”
Following the meeting with Widnes’ Command team, the Deputy Commissioner joined a number of officers and staff to discuss their specific roles and the issues that they are facing.
Chief Inspector at Widnes LPU, Caroline Mullen-Hurst said:
“It was a real pleasure to meet staff from the PCC’s office and share with them many of the areas affecting Widnes Communities.
“Officers were also given the opportunity to feedback their experiences from the frontline of policing. They were able to offer their support to a number of ongoing issues in order to help us tackle crime and prevent ASB”.
David McNeilage added:
“The visit to Widnes has been extremely beneficial and I will be taking away the insights for further action. Being able to work closely with the team will contribute to making Widnes, and Cheshire, an even safer place.
“I would like to thank the entire team for welcoming me to the station and taking the time to discuss the challenges that they face, as well as the positive work that they are doing.
Under the 122 community policing model, each area in Widnes LPU has its own dedicated Police Officer and PCSO. To find out about your local team, click here.
To let your policing team know about issues in your area, you can take the Resident’s Voice survey here.