The Community Policing Shop in Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon

A pop-up community policing shop is making a return to Swindon town centre.

It was originally in place in November 2018 and more than 1,100 people visited over Christmas.

The pop-up allows visitors to engage with local community policing team officers and get advice on crime prevention as well as a better understanding of policing work in their communities.

Swindon Community Policing Team South has been donated the retail space in the Brunel Shopping Centre with the idea supported by, in Swindon BID and the Bobby Van.

Team member PC Paul Bezzant said: “The shop was a big success and we’re really pleased that we have been donated this space over the summer so we can continue to engage with members of the public.

“Quite often we find that people prefer the face-to-face contact to raise any concerns or ask for any advice, so we would encourage people to pay us a visit in our new premises.”

Rob Faulkner, site facilities manager, said: “We are very proud to support this initiative and hope that this summers shop sees more visitors and allow Wiltshire Police to engage with the people.”

The pop-up launches on July 19 and will be open between 10am and 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until August 10.

It is located opposite Sainsburys on the ground floor of the Brunel.

Community Policing Shop

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