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Police target drug dealing and disorder

Sunday 26 July 2020

Local police will be targeting antiscocial behaviour and drug dealing over the next three months, following feedback from the public to the town's Safer Neighbourhod Teams.

Local residents were asked to contribute to Priority Setting Forums so that police can prioritise their efforts.

Priority Setting Forums are made up of police officers, council representatives and members of the local education and business communities, who meet to discuss issues and decide where policing efforts should be focused. Feedback from members of the public plays a huge part in the decision making and information provided via the Constabulary’s community voice platform ‘echo’ has been used to shape the latest priorities.

Following the latest feedback, officers will be focusing on county line drug activity and associated violence in the Norwood Close area of the Sele Farm Estate; and violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the town centre on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Hunt said: "Feedback from members of the public is really important, as it helps us to understand the issues that matter most to them and focus our efforts accordingly."

Residents can let police know what you think they should be prioritised by submitting comments to the Hertford Community Voice.

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