Crawley police have been making themselves more visible the past few days with displays and officers out and about in the town centre.
It all comes as the town is seemingly going through an increase in violent crimes.
The current presence in Queens Sq by the police was in conjunction with Crime Stoppers who were highlighting to the public the problem with County Lines.
Put simply, this is where drug gangs are recruiting locally for their drugs business and can involve grooming youngsters into working for them.
Speaking to CN24 the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne explained that the county is in the process of a major recruitment campaign which will see an additional 200 officers added to the current number.
The Commissioner also explained that the police are working hard at increasing their public face and that more work still needs to be done so that the public do not feel worried.
If you can help the police with any information on drug crimes in your area please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111
‘I don’t care it’s not my emergency’ says Horley resident after putting note on Police car responding to emergency
Surrey police have posted a photo of the note that was left by an irate resident.
Officer were rushing to reports of a distressed resident who was potentially being beaten up and also to an address where a child was.
The officers had parked in one residents space and upon returning to the vehicle found a note on the car.
Officer spoke to the resident and explained they were responding to an emergency but the response was:
“I DON’T CARE IT’S NOT MY EMERGENCY”
Surrey police have since said:
“We apologise for our inconsiderate parking during a potentially life threatening or death situation and we will try and be more aware next time. #SorryNotSorry”
In response to the post on their Facebook page other residents have added their own comments about the note saying:
“Park on my drive any time! We should support our emergency services not insult or criticise them”
“Imagine how miserable you’d have to be to act like that.“