Police in Wisbech to trial doctors’ surgery-style appointment sessions following success in March

POLICE in Wisbech are to trial doctors’ surgery-style appointment sessions following the success of a pilot scheme in March.

Cambs Police, in a bid to provide a more effective service to the public, rolled out the GP-style system in Thorpe Wood, Huntingdon, March and Histon. Seven other stations will now be available for appointments for people to report non-emergency incidents.

From Monday officers will be able to provide the service at Wisbech, Ely, St Ives, St Neots, Hampton, Bridge Street and Parkside. It is hoped the scheme will free-up officers to spend more time patrolling neighbourhoods.

Supt Mike Brown said: “The pilot is still in its early stages but it has been well received by the public so far and, on average, around a third of all slots have been filled on a daily basis.

“We were always going to explore the use of other sites, by introducing the scheme to other stations it will make it more accessible for everyone living in Cambridgeshire.”

Incidents will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and officers will still carry out home visits when necessary.

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