The policing team covering Thurston is based at Stowmarket Police Station, from where the officers cover a large part of the Mid-Suffolk District. They work closely with colleagues and partners across the county to make the area a safer place to live, work, travel and invest.
Thurston has a fully funded PCSO - PCSO Matthew Smith - 3204. PCSO Smith's role as a funded PCSO ensures that Thurston has a which means that dedicated person, over and above its allocation of Police time.
Even with a dedicated PCSO, the village will still receive coverage from the SNT for this area as we do now, when our dedicated PCSO is off duty but this time will be shared with the other parishes and towns (73) in the Stowmarket SNT area.
The role of a PCSO has changed since the Policing Review in 2016 and is likely to continue to change given the recent review. There are four areas a PCSO will need to concentrate on and are part of the 4 key elements that the Safer Neighbourhood Teams focus on as it is believed that the majority of crime reported are within these four areas:
If you have a non urgent matter please call 101 or visit their website by clicking here.
On a monthly basis the SNT produces a newsletter informing residents of crimes recorded and investigation as well as providing advice and items of interest.
To access the advice please click here.
The project takes it’s name from Sir Robert Peel who identified 9 principles of policing when he established the modern day police force. He identified crime prevention as the 1st of these principles.
The Parish Council supports the police in this crime prevention initiative and would urge you to use the advice provided wherever possible by following the link above.