Commissioner talks local issues with Ellesmere Port officers
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, is visiting each of Cheshire Cheshire Constabulary’s nine Local Policing Units (LPUs). On Wednesday 31 August he met with officers and staff in Ellesmere Port LPU, which covers Ellesmere Port and Neston, to discuss issues in their local area and how he can support the team.
The Commissioner met with Chief Inspector (CI) Paul Fegan along with other officers and staff from different teams who provided a current overview of the issues that the LPU is experiencing, as well as their activities and objectives.
The visit also provided an opportunity for the Commissioner to highlight the priorities outlined in the Police and Crime Plan and discuss how they were being addressed in Ellesmere Port and Neston, as well as the support he could provide to officers and staff within the LPU and their local communities.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, said:
“I’m really grateful to CI Fegan and his team for welcoming me to Ellesmere Port and telling me about their successes and challenges of life on the front line. These insights mean I can take issues away and work to with the LPU to face those challenges.
“It’s my role to take this feedback on board and ensure the Constabulary is able to work in the most effective and efficient way, so that the public receive the outstanding police service they deserve.”
Chief Inspector at Ellesmere Port LPU, Paul Fegan said:
“It was a pleasure to talk to Mr Dwyer and team about how we operate and what we do to prevent and tackle crime in Ellesmere Port. It was great to have the opportunity to discuss some of the work going on to improve how we serve the public, and the efforts being made at all levels to overcome the challenges we face on the front line”.
During the meeting, the team spoke to the Commissioner about their links with local communities and how these helped to build intelligence and improve the response the police are able to offer to local residents.
John Dwyer added:
“I know the public want to see the police rooted in their local area and our community policing model means each of Cheshire’s 122 community areas is assigned its own dedicated Police Officer and Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
“I want to get behind our officers and PCSOs in Ellesmere Port in their efforts to make our communities even safer and I’m grateful to every officer, PCSO and and member of staff who I know work tirelessly.”