Police Community Support Officer
Police Community Support Officers are members of support staff employed, directed and managed by their Police Force. They work to complement and support regular police officers, providing a visible and accessible uniformed presence to improve the quality of life in the community and offer greater public reassurance. In support of regular police officers they will work within a targeted patrol area with partners and community organisations to address anti-social behaviour, the fear of crime, environmental issues and other factors which affect the quality of people's lives. There powers include:
- Issuing of fixed penalty notices (e.g. riding on footpath; dog fouling; litter)
- Power to confiscate alcohol and tobacco
- Power to demand the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner
- Power of entry to save life or prevent damage
- Removal of abandoned vehicles
A full list of PCSO powers can be viewed on the .gov website by clicking here
The Local Policing Team.
Macclesfield North and Poynton Police cover area to the North of the town centre including Tytherington and Hurdsfield; the team also cover the areas of Bollington Cross, Bollington, Adlington, Prestbury and then extending to Poynton and Disley at the border with Manchester
More information about Local Policing Issues can be found on the Cheshire Police Website Macclesfield North & Poynton Page
Cheshire Police Alert
Keep informed about what's happening in your area.
Cheshire Police Alert is the community messaging system brought to you by Cheshire Constabulary and servicing the whole of Cheshire.
By registering with Cheshire Police Alert, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail, mobile text or voice message.
Registering with this site is completely free, and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area, but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams to help them better police your neighbourhood.
You can register via the Cheshire Police Alert website.
Keeping in contact
Cheshire Police holds regular surgeries where members of the community can drop in and speak to their local officer. For details of up and coming surgeries please visit the Cheshire Police website Events Page
You can also follow us on Twitter
for updates on local Policing activity, crime alerts and crime prevention advice.
The Little Big Book of Scams
The booklet is designed to raise awareness of the varied techniques which are being used by fraudsters across the country. The guide includes advice on a wide range of scams, including identity theft, door-to-door scams, online fraud and banking scams. It can be downloaded from the Cheshire Police website: click here
Anyone who has believes that they may have been a victim of fraud should report it by contacting Cheshire Police or alternatively you can call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or report it online at www.actionfraud.co.uk
Protect Your Computer
Not everything on the internet is genuine. There are people willing to take advantage of the lack of security that you have on your computer. It is important to understand the risks, how they can affect you and the preventative measures you can take to protect your computer from criminals.
For advice and practical tips and advice on keeping your computer safe and yourself and your family safe online please follow the below link to the Cheshire Police website