Meet Weymouth's new patrol officers

Meet Weymouth's new patrol officers

Published by George Sharpe at 3:30pm 4th October 2019. (Updated at 4:27pm 4th October 2019)

Three new uniformed patrol officers are joining the team to tackle anti-social behaviour around the town.

Martin, Samuel and Jason are joining existing officer Sam to work in pairs and cover shifts seven days a week.

Cllr Graham Carr-Jones Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Community SAfety and Housing said:

"I am delighted to welcome our new patrol officers. They are out and about in Weymouth and their presence shows that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

"I hope people will feel reassured when they see them. They are here to help, so please do speak to them or email them at patrol@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk, especially if anything has made you feel unsafe."

Over the summer, they've warnedissued Community Protetion Warnings, helped evict an illegal encampment at Lodmoor and issued warnings to people begging in the town.

This autumn, they're focusing their patrols on the town centre and Esplanade, Weymouth Train Station, and Lodmoor.

The officers are employed by Dorset Council under the Community Safety Accreditation cheme, which has also been supported and funded by Dorset Police, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, British Transport Police and Weymouth BID.

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