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Mobile police counter van to make Horley stop
12:58pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in Local News
Horley is one of the new locations for visits from Surrey Police's Mobile Police Office vehicle.
The mobile police counter service, which enables people to carry out many of the most common police transactions, including producing personal documents, handing in or reporting lost property and reporting accidents and crimes, is to visit the Waitrose car park at 26 Victoria Road on Wednesdays from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
The mobile police office travels around the county taking police front counter services out to the community.
The specially-fitted van is designed to be an alternative option to visiting one of Surrey Police’s 11 fixed police station front counters.
Visitors can also get crime prevention advice from the mobile office.
Horley was among a number of new places added to the service's timetable this month as a result of the Force monitoring the locations which have been in operation for more than a year.
The footfall and demand for the service, which was introduced in June last year, has been closely assessed and it is now altering to reflect the usage and need shown by the public.
Chief Superintendent Charlie Doyle said: “It was promised when we originally launched the Mobile Police Office vehicle, to give the Surrey public another way to access police services at a time to suit them, that the service would be organic and flexible.”
He said: “As such, we said we would alter the timetable and work with communities to make sure it is going out to the right places at the right times.
“These latest changes reflect this and our commitment to neighbourhoods across the county.”
He said: “The new locations are expected to receive a larger footfall and to reach those who may not have previously had access to the facility. “The changes take into account the experience and knowledge of our Safer Neighbourhood Officers, who are constantly in touch with their local communities, and have fed back directly from members of the public about how the initiative is used and meets their demands.”
The new timetable details and information about the services available from the mobile police counter can be found on the Surrey Police website at: www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/mobile-police-office