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Officers from the Stoke-on-Trent North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) held a day of action in Hanley Town Centre on Thursday (16 December).
Uniformed officers were out in the local area conducting proactive engagement talks with the community, targeting offenders and liaising with local businesses.
Locals also got a glimpse of the new police carrier, which was brought in to replace the former.
Partners including representatives from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Brighter Futures Rough Sleepers and Stoke-on-Trent Business Improvement District (BID) also attended, alongside the force.
Sergeant Christopher Gifford, of Stoke North NPT, said: “It is vital that we hold these proactive events and communicate openly with the public.
“As a force, we want to both protect and support our communities in a multitude of ways – whether this is increasing visible patrols, facilitating localised enquiries, offering advice and guidance, or just being able to talk to people.
“Having a transparent relationship with the local community is really important for us.
“We often liaise with the public – whether it is a local appeal or a national enquiry – and it is important that we continue to address and resolve community concerns and queries as effectively as possible.”
To find out more about local policing in your area, visit: Your area | Staffordshire Police.