Cops get on their bikes to tackle crime

PCSOs Andy Smith and Sarah Taylor pictured with the new bikes along with Sgt Geraint Price, WPH Tenancy Enforcement Manager, Clare Moore and WPH tenancy enforcement officer, Paul Robinson.

PCSOs Andy Smith and Sarah Taylor pictured with the new bikes along with Sgt Geraint Price, WPH Tenancy Enforcement Manager, Clare Moore and WPH tenancy enforcement officer, Paul Robinson.

First published in News by , Geoff Barnes

BOBBIES on bikes have become part of the central Wirral street scene thanks to a partnership forged between police and a housing association.

Police Community Support Officers Andy Smith and Sarah Taylor now zoom along on mountain bikes on the Noctorum, Oxton and Claughton highways and byways previously covered on foot.

Wirral Partnership Homes presented the bikes to police to help the fight against crime and to reduce anti-social behaviour.

Clare Moore, WPH tenancy enforcement manager, said: “The bikes will help officers to become more visible and accessible to larger sections of the community as they can cover a wider area during patrol time.”

"WPH’s partnership with the local police has achieved striking success - particularly in reducing cases of anti-social behaviour.

"On bonfire night the police did not receive any ASB calls from the Noctorum area."

Previous hard work was recognised by the presentation of a ‘Tilley’ Award from the Home Office in 2010 which awards ‘successful and innovative crime fighting projects’.

The cost of the two cycles was just under £900 and includes a period of free servicing.

Ms Moore said: “We are really committed to working in partnership with Merseyside Police to help reduce anti-social behaviour so that our residents can enjoy their homes and live in peace and quiet.”

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7:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Hugo1008 says...

Some years ago one of my relatives was what you would call a local bobby.

Now in them days and it was not so very long ago, there always was at least one servisable bycycle, in every single police station.

And more recently with the introduction of CPOs some were issued with Motor Scooters, and some issued with Mountain Bikes, anybody care to explain where they are now.

Or have they all dissapeared into the black hole along with many Thousands of Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, Blackberrys, I-Pads, not to mention Lap Tops, Cameras, Computers, Printers, Scanners, etc.

And of course in Police Accounts there are expenditure items running into hundreds of thousands of pounds for replacements for a multitude of items.

Like a lot of large organisations there are some very careless people, who love spending your money.
Some years ago one of my relatives was what you would call a local bobby. Now in them days and it was not so very long ago, there always was at least one servisable bycycle, in every single police station. And more recently with the introduction of CPOs some were issued with Motor Scooters, and some issued with Mountain Bikes, anybody care to explain where they are now. Or have they all dissapeared into the black hole along with many Thousands of Mobile Phones, Smart Phones, Blackberrys, I-Pads, not to mention Lap Tops, Cameras, Computers, Printers, Scanners, etc. And of course in Police Accounts there are expenditure items running into hundreds of thousands of pounds for replacements for a multitude of items. Like a lot of large organisations there are some very careless people, who love spending your money. Hugo1008
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5:37pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Positive thinker says...

Are they fitted with drug sniffing equipment and a machine gun
Are they fitted with drug sniffing equipment and a machine gun Positive thinker
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