POLICE in Fareham will be getting a helping hand from the Royal Navy over Christmas.
Officers from the Royal Navy Police will join the Fareham Town Safer Neighbourhood Team to patrol the streets in an attempt to reduce crime over the festive period.
The assistance from the Royal Navy will mean there are more officers on the streets to provide assistance.
Police Sergeant Janine Sanger said: ‘This is the first time Fareham will see this show of unity. Many of the visitors to Fareham’s pubs and clubs are from the Royal Navy bases of HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan, these joint patrols demonstrate to everyone that we are united.’
Lieutenant Dean Oakey, Officer in Charge Royal Navy Police, at HMS Collingwood, said: ‘The Royal Navy Police have long had a close working relationship with Hampshire Constabulary. Our joint police patrolling initiative is another example of both police forces working closely together in the interests of safeguarding our communities.’
The joint patrols will start on Thursday, December 6.