In 2018, the Town Council elected to provide the town with an additional, locally funded PCSO for two years to address some local matters that are otherwise low-priority for Suffolk Constabulary.
Felixstowe’s dedicated PCSO, Ben Sagi, began work on 1st December 2018 under the direction of the Felixstowe and District Safer Neighbourhood Team. Working collaboratively with the Town Council, PCSO Sagi is tasked to provide a visible and reassuring presence to our streets, to be on hand to help people on a day to day basis, gathering local intelligence and addressing other issues in Felixstowe such illegal parking. The Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Constabulary can be seen here.
Under the arrangement, the Town Council receives monthly reports detailing the PCSO’s activities in addition to those of the Safer Neighbourhood Team. Ben is also regularly available to the public at the Town Hall between 10am-1pm on the first Wednesday of every month.
Anyone wishing to report crimes or concerns that do not require an emergency response are reminded to contact 101 or make a report via www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.
In an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened – you should always call 999.
The PCSO’s Reports are available to see here:
Felixstowe Town Council also supports community safety in other ways:
- We fund and maintain the town’s CCTV cameras.
- We maintain the town’s Community Emergency Plan
- We are represented by the following Councillors at the Safer Neighbourhood Team meetings, which focus on matters relating to local crime and Anti-Social Behaviour:
The Felixstowe SNT is committed to keeping you updated on progress related to priorities in your local policing area, which they do in a number of ways, including regular updates on their local website pages. To get involved, find out more or to see forthcoming meeting dates please visit the Suffolk Police website for Felixstowe & District here.