Met Box Arrives At The Civic Centre

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A new police posting box scheme called Met Box has arrived at Merton's Civic Centre.

The easily recognisable blue box, now placed in the Link area of the Civic Centre in Morden, enables people to fill out and post incident cards, or get in touch should they have any concerns or suggestions they feel are relevant to the police.

The Met Box aims to collect as much information as possible to detect and combat crime in Merton. The boxes, which are positioned in various public locations around the borough, will be emptied regularly to ensure a speedy response.

Superintendent Pete Dobson at Merton Police said: "This innovative idea will really enable us to capture concerns or issues that matter to people in our community.

"For those who may not have internet access, or feel more comfortable in surroundings such as their local shop or library, Met Box opens yet another channel of communication to police."

Edith Macauley, Merton Council cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities said: "We hope the introduction of the Met Box will make more people aware of a police presence in the borough and help them get in touch with any concerns.

"We are proud Merton is regarded as one of London’s safest boroughs, but we know that fear of crime is the biggest concerns for our residents. We hope by working together and supporting the police on their initiatives like the Met Box we can help residents feel safer."

July 13, 2011