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Extra police officers for Mansfield

Posted onPosted on 7th Aug
Extra police officers for Mansfield

Four extra police officers will be on the beat in Mansfield district — one of which will be paid for by Mansfield District Council.

Two of the officers will be dedicated to Mansfield town centre.

Nottinghamshire Police had already planned to provide three new officers for the district in the current financial year.

The council agreed to pay for the fourth police officer, on the basis that two of the four officers would be dedicated to the town centre.

Mayor of Mansfield Andy Abrahams said: “I am extremely pleased that Nottinghamshire Police has agreed to provide extra officers for Mansfield.

“We hope to see an increased visible presence as soon as possible before the end of September.

“I hope this will help to reassure our residents, businesses and visitors of our commitment to keep the town centre and the surrounding district a safe and welcoming place. Mansfield is very much open for both business and leisure activities.”

The town centre policing team will have a presence in the newly-refurbished Old Town Hall when it is reopened.

The council is looking at giving its neighbourhood wardens additional powers and equipment to combat anti-social behaviour.
It is also investigating ways to further improve how the way information, captured by the council’s high-quality CCTV system, is used.