More police in Skegness over Bank Holiday

East  Midlands operational dog supporting Skegness police in its Easter hi-visibility operation. ANL-170415-071255001
East Midlands operational dog supporting Skegness police in its Easter hi-visibility operation. ANL-170415-071255001
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Visitors arriving in Skegness for the Bank Holiday have been seeing an increased police presence as part of a special operation to deal with the community’s ‘priority issues’.

Officers will be at Skegness Station again today to welcome day-trippers and offer advice on keeping safe and crime prevention.

Police volunteers providing advice at Skegness Railway Station. ANL-170415-071645001

Police volunteers providing advice at Skegness Railway Station. ANL-170415-071645001

Extra resources have be drafted in to deal with the expected demand for service over the Bank Holiday and to continue to focus on the priority issues identified by the resident community.

Insp Colin Haigh, of the Coast Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We have co-ordinated our resources in order to be as visible as possible when our calls for service are at their peak. We are expecting a large influx of holiday makers and day trippers and I want them to feel safe whilst they are in the town.

In addition to tackling ASB and shop thefts, we will be focusing on our local priorities, which include street drinking and cycling on pavements”.

The mobile police station will be parked in the Lumley Road and Grand Parade areas and the Skegness policing team will be available all throughout the Bank Holiday weekend to offer crime prevention advice on scams, fraud prevention and caravan safety.

EMOpPS & @BTP colleagues welcoming visitors to Skegness at the train station. ANL-170415-071501001

EMOpPS & @BTP colleagues welcoming visitors to Skegness at the train station. ANL-170415-071501001

The team are keen to encourage people to visit them at the mobile police station or to stop them for a chat whilst on patrol.

East Midlands operational drugs dog has strole down Lumley Road in Skegness. ANL-170415-071347001

East Midlands operational drugs dog has strole down Lumley Road in Skegness. ANL-170415-071347001

VPCSO Fordyce at the mobile police station in Tower Esplanade, Skegness. ANL-170415-071406001

VPCSO Fordyce at the mobile police station in Tower Esplanade, Skegness. ANL-170415-071406001

Coast Insp Colin Haigh patrol in Skegness with Police Cadet Blevins #Onthebeat ANL-170415-071516001

Coast Insp Colin Haigh patrol in Skegness with Police Cadet Blevins #Onthebeat ANL-170415-071516001

Coast Inspector Colin Haigh (centre) #OnTheBeat with the excellent @SkegnessCadets. ANL-170415-071441001

Coast Inspector Colin Haigh (centre) #OnTheBeat with the excellent @SkegnessCadets. ANL-170415-071441001