New members of neighbourhood police on streets

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TWO of the District’s Neighbourhood Police teams have welcomed new members.

Banbridge Policing team now have two more colleagues, while the Gilford team have one.

Sergeant Billy Stewart said more feet on the street has already made a difference.

“The addition has made a big difference,” he told the District Policing Partnership last week.

“It means we have more people out there on patrol and we can delegate more work out to them. Essentially we can get involved in more community projects. If we can get in there and break down those barriers that still exist then we can really make a difference, and I believe we already are.”