100 day fo­cus on ru­ral crime

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

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.”

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