Police get online for discussions

POLICE are inviting residents to get online to discuss any issues with them.

The force say meetings over the internet give residents the opportunity to ask questions and find out what the police are doing to keep their area safe.

Chief Inspector Mark Anastasi, of North Tyneside Area Command, said: “This is an easy way for people to get in touch with officers who police their community.

“From the comfort of their own home or business, they can e-mail a question and find out about the work of the neighbourhood team.

“These meetings have been well received by North Tyneside residents so far and we’re keen to build on this success and are encouraging more people to use their computers or smart phones and send us their questions.

“They are not intended to replace face-to-face meetings; they show how keen we are to reach out to the wider public and this is an additional means of contacting your local officers.”

A meeting for Whitley Bay residents will be held on Wednesday, June 8, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

To get involved visit http://www.northumbria.police.uk/your_neighbourhood/online/, click on the relevant online meeting link and join in.

People can ask questions or raise any concerns with local officers and other members of the public who log on.

People wanting to take part can also set an e-mail reminder via the link.