THE first online ‘police surgeries’ in Wales have been launched in a Wrexham community.
Hightown residents are the first in Wales to be able to contact their local policing team on line at a designated centre.
Residents can now raise problems or concerns with their policing team, using the Online Watch Link (OWL) system and the IT and training resources available through Hightown Communities First at the Luke O’Connor centre.
Local inspector, Mark Williams, said: “This is a great idea as we are always looking for ways to improve how we contact our community. It issimple to use and we particularly want this to be something young people will feel comfortable using.
“By signing up to OWL police surgery you can now report crime or send your concerns through to your local policing team. Just type in your issue and press a button. Within five working days you can expect a response. This is not to be used for emergencies; residents should still dial 999 to report serious incidents and 101 for non-emergencies.”
If residents do not have access to email, it will be provided for surgery uses at Luke O’Connor House free of charge.