Experts to help Pontefract residents to make themselves safer

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Police are teaming up with other agencies to offer residents in Pontefract a complete one-stop shop on staying safe.

Pontefract and Knottingley Neighbourhood Policing Team, Wakefield District Housing, firefighters, West Yorkshire Trading Standards, Wakefield Council dog wardens and more are to join forces to provide residents with all the advice they could need to make themselves safer and more secure.

Topics set to be covered include burglary prevention, beating scammers, fire safety and preventing anti-social behaviour.

The community safety day on Friday, August 18 will also feature information about recruitment opportunities within West Yorkshire Police.

Local councillors will also be present to advise and assist in their capacities as neighbourhood representatives.

Meanwhile, representatives from the St Mary’s Community Centre will also be on hand to give advice about upcoming courses to local residents.

PSCO Paul Dobson of the Pontefract and Knottingley Neighbourhood Policing Team, who has co-organised the day, said: “We have worked hard to bring together as many partners together as possible to offer local residents the most comprehensive advice and safety package we can.

“We will have experts present to cover everything from policing to home security as well as community safety, tackling anti-social behaviour, nuisance dogs, fire safety and much more.

“Meanwhile, local officers and partners will also will also be going door to door to offer advice and help to those that need it.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to ask an agency for advice, or who has queries about any aspect of home safety or safety in the communities to come along as we will probably have someone here who can assist.”

The event will take place at the St Mary’s Community Centre at The Circle on, 10am and 4pm.