Malpas gets a new way to contact police Date published: 9th March 2016 9.01am

As part of the roll out of Police Contact Points across the county, residents in Malpas are now able to get in touch with the police via a newly installed Contact Point at Malpas Fire Station.

John Dwyer had challenged the Constabulary to come up with innovative ways to make contacting the police even easier. The interactive touchscreen Contact Points are just one more way the public can contact the Constabulary, report a crime or seek out helpful information.

Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer met with Malpas Fire Station Manager Matthew Barlow and Chester Local Policing Inspector Paul Loughlin on Tuesday 8 March 2016, to officially open the Contact Point.

John Dwyer said: “Keeping connected with our rural communities is crucial and I am delighted that Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting the Constabulary to achieve this.

“I am investing in Contact Points and police community bases to support the Constabulary in delivering on the Chief Constable’s ‘We’re Here’ commitment to the people of Cheshire. The Constabulary must be accessible to the public in as many different ways as possible.

“The Contact Point is a real benefit for local residents who now have another way to get into contact with the Constabulary to raise any policing concerns they may have. Local community policing remains one of my priorities and I am committed to maintaining a high level of service through innovative and modern means. The plan is to continue to introduce contact points and community bases across the county to ensure our communities stay connected and safe.”

Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority, Cllr John Joyce, added: “We are only too happy to work with our Constabulary colleagues to be able to help the local community to report crime in the area using the contact point at Malpas Fire Station.

“The two Services working together in this way can only benefit the area, ensuring we continue to provide the best service to Malpas.”