Police engage with visitors and staff
Last updated 27-Sep-10 16:18
The Metropolitan Police Force held the first of what is hoped to become a regular series of surgery sessions at Chase Farm Hospital on Thursday 23 September.
The sessions are aimed at working to reassure public visitors that police are here to support the hospital. They are also intended to remind staff that they can talk to police about any concerns, either on hospital grounds or elsewhere.
During the first session, the police handed out a number of crime prevention items to elderly patients and visitors. These included small personal alarms, door mirrors that allow them to see who's knocking without taking the chain off the door, and small handbag bells that ring if a bag is being snatched behind its owners back. They also provided advice for personal and household security.
Inspector Steve George of the Metropolitan Police Force said: "We hope to continue increasing our visibility here in the near future, and our colleagues in Barnet are set to do the same."