Newton Aycliffe police officers are hoping to set up a new base in the town’s shopping centre.
As revealed by Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant Mark Edwards in his blog on Aycliffe Today, it’s hoped two officers will be based from one of the units in the town centre.
“There’s quite a bit of work ongoing at the moment to increase our reach amongst the areas we police here in Aycliffe,” said Sgt Edwards.
“With the support of town centre manager Bryan Haldane, PC Rogers and PCSO Laycock have been trying to secure a premises that the team can utilise within the town centre.
“Whilst this will not be a 24/7 drop-in point for the public, it will nevertheless still provide us with a central base of operations that the guys can operate from at the heart of their beat area.
“We also have use of an office at Woodham Community Centre which I intend to operate from more regularly now that I have secured myself remote computer access – this will give scope for introducing some drop in sessions at the centre.”
Click here to read Sgt Edwards’ blog in full.