Anti-social behaviour will be police target

PUBLISHED: 11:58 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 14:50 12 May 2010

Pc Colin Mingay with new community officer Julie Ann Cundell - Pic: Daniel Wilson

Pc Colin Mingay with new community officer Julie Ann Cundell - Pic: Daniel Wilson

ANTI-social behaviour is high on the agenda for Royston s new community police officer. Julie Ann Cundell who has been based at Stevenage for the past seven years is the new face on the streets of Royston. She said: I am really looking forward to working

ANTI-social behaviour is high on the agenda for Royston's new community police officer.

Julie Ann Cundell who has been based at Stevenage for the past seven years is the new face on the streets of Royston.

She said: "I am really looking forward to working in Royston and getting to know the people here and working with them to face whatever challenges we may come across in the future.

"I have only been in Royston for the past two weeks, but it's been a complete pleasure so far.

"One of the things we will be looking at is anti-social behaviour which is high on our agenda and we will be increasing our visibility in the town as part of our plans.

"I will be working closely with schools and youth groups and making sure that youngsters know there are activities and associations they can become involved with."

One of Pc Cundell's plans is for high visibility patrols in the evenings.

She said: "Crime levels in Royston remain low and we will continue to work hard to ensure it remains at this level.

"We will have zero tolerance."

Pc Colin Mingay who has been based in Royston since 1999, said his role as community police officer has been "challenging".

He continued: "It's a role I have been pleased to take on. What makes Royston a pleasure to work in is it still has a community feel and people are supportive of the police."

Pc Mingay will be staying at Royston station but will be turning his attention to operational duties.

In recent months people have not been reporting incidents to the police, but Pc Cundell said it is something she hopes will change.

"If people aren't reporting incidents then we can't deal with them.

"People just put up with it because they feel they shouldn't bother us, but our concern is that the problems will escalate if they aren't reported.

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