News Release

Community messaging drive in West Tynedale

Dated: 04 Feb 2012

Police are asking residents in the Slaley and Blanchland areas of west Northumberland to sign up to community messaging.

It's a system that allows officers to share information quickly via email to residents across Northumberland.

All people have to do to get involved is pass on their name and email address to the local neighbourhood policing team.

Those who sign up will receive email bulletins and updates on crimes in the area, crime prevention advice and information on events and what local officers are up to in the area.

West Tynedale Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Susan Cockburn will be visiting residents over the next week - speaking to them about the system and signing people up.

She said: "Community messaging is a great way to pass information onto people really quickly. We send updates on crimes that have happened in the local area and any suspicious incidents where we need the public's help. We also provide regular updates on the latest events and crime prevention advice - to help people avoid becoming a victim of crime.

"If anyone is interested in joining the West Tynedale community messaging system then if they get in touch with me I'll add them."

Anyone interested is asked to email their name and contact details to westtynedale.npt@northumbria.pnn.police.uk