On the Beat with Supt Ady Porter

Superintendent Ady Porter. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Superintendent Ady Porter. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary - Credit: Norfolk Constabulary

Firstly I want to stress how important you, the public, are in helping us solve crime and anti-social behaviour, bringing those responsible to justice.

North Norfolk and Broadland has some of the lowest crime levels in the country and is one of the safest places to live in the UK. My teams are working hard to keep this accolade and act as a deterrent to criminals.

In the last few weeks, with your help, we have tracked down Alexander Carne-Hewitt who was responsible for stealing charity boxes from a variety of shops in North Norfolk, he received ten weeks in prison.

I would like to take this opportunity to warn readers about cold callers in both Broadland and North Norfolk areas. If you are offered garden services, house repairs or offers to remove scrap items at your doorstep then please refuse and give us a call. If you could let us know about registration numbers or descriptions we will follow up on these calls.

Please look out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours and together we can tackle these offenders. Now cold calling stickers are available from your local Police station and offer a visible deterrent to would be callers.

In addition to tackling crime, I want to keep you informed about crime and information in your local area. I have a Facebook and Twitter page for each district that I would encourage you to follow: www.facebook.com/NorthNorfPolice, www.facebook.com/BroadlandPolice; https://twitter.com/NorthNorfPolice, https://twitter.com/BroadlandPolice

Each morning all crimes and incidents that have happened in the previous 24 hours are reviewed by me and my management team. I have two Engagement Officers, PC 313 Pete Davison at North Norfolk and PC 1636 Andy Mason at Broadland, who will use these social media accounts to keep you informed about local incidents and to ask for your help in identifying offenders. You will see their hashtags on Twitter #PC313 @NorthNorfPolice and #PC1636 @BroadlandPolice.

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In addition we use social media to let you know about police engagement events and where you can come and speak to us.

Of course, not everyone has access to social media and my teams also utilise many newspapers and parish magazines to publicise events.

I hope you found this useful there are many ways to get in touch with your local Police Team, through social media, speaking to them directly at their police surgeries held regularly in your area, calling 101 or by e-mailing your team via their page on the website, www.norfolk.police.uk.

Until next month,

Ady Porter


for North Norfolk and Broadland