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Policing in Thurston

The policing team is based at Stowmarket Police Station, from where the officers cover a large part of the Mid-Suffolk District. They work closely with  colleagues and partners across the county to make the area a safer place to live, work, travel and invest.

As of April this year, Thurston is match funding a dedicated Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) under a 2 year contract.

The role of a PCSO has changed since the Policing Review in 2016. There are four areas a PCSO will need to concentrate on and are part of the 4 key elements that the Safer Neighbourhood Teams focus on as it is believed that the majority of crime reported are within these four areas:

  • Vulnerability and safeguarding: e.g. domestic abuse, victim support, hate and cyber crime, supporting those with additional needs.
  • Community Engagement: e.g. local issues and concerns, schools and youth engagement, speed watch schemes.
  • Demand management: e.g. Mental health, Suffolk family focus, antisocial behaviour, licensing.
  • Crime reduction: e.g. retail crime, rural crime – including shop and farm watch, business crime

The benefits offered to the residents of Thurston in having a fully funding PCSO is having a dedicated person, over and above its allocation of Police time.

Even with a dedicated PCSO, the village will still receive coverage from the SNT for this area as we do now, when our dedicated PCSO is off duty but this time will be shared with the other parishes and towns  (73) in the Stowmarket SNT area.

If you have a non urgent matter please call 101 or visit their website by clicking here.

On a monthly basis the SNT produces a newsletter informing residents of crimes recorded and investigation as well as providing advice and items of interest.

To view the STOWMARKET SNT newsletters please click here to be redirected to their webpage. For the very latest newsletter please click here