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Volunteers wanted to support police in Colchester
9:27am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
VOLUNTEERS are being asked to help police in Colchester.
Chief Insp Richard Phillibrown, district commander for Colchester, is calling on residents to help them keep the streets safe with Operation Homeguard.
The idea is to get a bank of volunteers to assist police in gathering intelligence when there has been a crime and to warn others in the community if criminals are operating in an area.
Mr Phillibrown said: “Operation Homeguard is currently being developed by the police in partnership with the Safer Colchester Partnership and Colchester Volunteer Services to address emotive crime such as dwelling burglary.
“It aims to enhance public awareness of criminal activity providing opportunity for people from across the community to come and work with the police as volunteers.
“I believe this is a great opportunity to engage with our partners, especially the people of the Colchester district, working closely with the community and at the same time providing a service where it is most needed. “
See the story in today's Gazette with more to follow tomorrow.