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Well that’s another summer gone and we are now preparing ourselves for shorter days and longer nights. You are all aware of the cuts made to public services and these invariably touch us all in some way, we therefore have to ensure we are prepared and are able to evolve with the changes. Some of the changes involve moving around some of fantastic team I work with and I am delighted to say we are welcoming back Sergeant Alex Metcalfe who knows this area of Bolton very well and is quickly getting to work tending to some of our priority work.
Other ways to deal with change is the way we interact with partners and the community; we are constantly working on the most efficient ways of providing you with the best service. One way you can assist is in the way you report incidents, if there is an emergency then as always 999 is your best option, but we also have a new option called the “4 step rule” explaining how to tackle various issues, you can find advice on this website on how best to deal with other situations, it explains which service is best to contact initially and covers subjects such as personal safety, how to deal with animals, accessing information, complaints, one of the new items is how to deal with off-road bike nuisance which is a constant issue for our community, it is easily found under the ‘Reporting’ icon on GMP Home page, it contains a toolkit that can assist you provide the best evidence, so we can then take positive action, give it a go it may save some of your valuable time.
We all want our community to be a safer and better place to live and together, I am sure we can continue to make this a place we can all be proud of.
Kind regards and stay safe.
Insp Mike Reid