High Sheriff of Rutland visits City Centre Beat Team

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Sue and Ed Jarron with Inspector Atwal

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Issued on 13/3/19 at 11:00 a.m.

The High Sheriff of Rutland, Sue Jarron, visited Leicestershire Police this week to join police officers out on patrol across the streets of Leicester City Centre.

Mrs Jarron and her husband Ed, went to Mansfield House Police Station on Monday 11 March to see for themselves how officers police the busy city centre and its communities.

Speaking about her visit, The High Sheriff, said: “I had a truly fascinating, enjoyable and wholly informative visit, hosted by PC Andy Jones and overseen by Inspector Manjit Atwal.

“We patrolled the city centre for a number of hours, during which time we apprehended one individual who had committed a robbery from a store and arrested another who had skipped bail. The latter was detained for an early appearance in Court.

“Throughout, I was most impressed by PC Jones' knowledge of his patch and the many and varied characters within it, with many of whom he had a cordial, but respectful relationship.

“Above all, I was made aware of the value of the policeman on the ground, particularly in an inner-city environment.

“I was convinced that no amount of patrolling by car will allow the depth of understanding and feel for the area that a person on foot will glean from dedicated and insightful patrolling.

“Andy Jones has developed a nose for where the trouble is and an instinct on how to deal with it at every level. He makes a truly valuable contribution to the maintenance of law and order.

“I feel privileged to have had this experience and send my warmest thanks to Leicester police for your warm welcome and most valuable insight.”

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