100 day focus on rural crime
POLICE have launched a 100 days of action to combat rural crime.
The initiative launched on August 7 and aims to raise awareness and highlight what the force is doing every day to tackle the issue.
From crime prevention advice to encouraging members of the public to get involved with cutting rural crime Cheshire Police will reach out to a different part of the county every day.
There will also be CEASAR IT, a plant and agricultural machinery marking day.
Police have attended the sheepdog trials, and Peover Angling and Game Fair where they will be offering wildlife crime prevention advice, engaging with the farming and rural community, and promoting farming, tractor and machine security.
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “Crime affecting rural communities should never be underestimated. Suspicious or unusual activity should never be ignored. We are calling for members of our communities to work together with us to help provide safer rural communities.”
Deputy Chief Constable Janette McCormick added: “As part of our We’re Here commitments to the community we want to remind those living in rural areas that we’re not just here for our towns and cities.
“By highlighting the good work our rural officers already do and engaging with the community to help them prevent themselves becoming a victim of crime, we can build on the relationship we have and, more importantly, tackle an issue that has such an impact not only on people themselves but in some cases their livelihoods.”