Local beat bobbies get ready for Southsea library move

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PEOPLE are being invited to hear more about police officers being based at Southsea library.

A meeting has been organised for the public to find out about the force’s plan to move Southsea Safer Neighbourhoods Team to Southsea library, in Palmerston Road.

The move is set to happen in the next few months and is part of Hampshire Constabulary’s bid to save money, with similar moves elsewhere as Hayling officers move into the local library there.

Chief Inspector Rob Heath, from Hampshire Constabulary, said: ‘We are policing in a time in which mobile technology allows officers and staff to work out of various locations, alongside our partners.

‘We already have a number of officers in the force successfully working from alternative locations, such as at schools, supermarkets and fire stations.’

The meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 24 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at St Jude’s Church, in Kent Road, Southsea. Anyone wishing to attend can call Shirley Semke on 023 8067 0994.