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Kent Police Use Bingo Halls for PACT Meetings

Kent Police Use Bingo Halls for PACT Meetings

Written by: kelly on 08/11/2011 16:45

A couple of weeks ago we reported on a novel bingo event designed to raise awareness of deception burglaries across the UK. During the event locals where invited to their local bingo hall for a few sponsored games and to meet members of the local Police Force.

 

Breightmet Police used the event to educate residents on a recent increase in confidence crimes and it seems they aren’t the only Police Force to be using bingo halls to bring together local residents. This week Sittingbourne Police also announced a new campaign which will invite locals to their local schools and bingo halls for meetings.

Partners and community together, abbreviated to PACT, are meetings between the Police force, councilors, businesses and local residents. The aim is to address any concerns people may have in their local area. In recent months attendances to these meetings have dropped significantly with only five or six people coming to each meeting.

Sergeant Dan Worthington heads up the neighborhood police team. He is planning a series of regular meetings at school parents evenings, local events and bingo games in and around the Sittingbourne area.

Sgt Worthington explained "I think that's a really good example of how we are looking to engage with people across the community." He is also keen to hear any suggestions on future events although we are sure bingo events will be a sure fire winner.

 

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