See Bedlington officers on patrol with Strava

17 Jan 2018 12:00 PM

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Neighbourhood police officers in Bedlington are out on patrol and you can see where they have been.

Throughout January, officers in Bedlington are using the tracking Strava to show the public where they have been on patrol that day.

Strava is a website and app most commonly used to track athletic activity using GPS.

A different officer each day will be using the account to track their movements on patrol, posting their route once finished, as well as take photos engaging with the public.

This comes after a survey claimed more than 50% of the public hadn’t seen a uniformed officer in the last 12 months.

The Strava account can be accessed by anyone through searching for Bedlington Police on the website or alternatively you can follow their progress on their Twitter @Bedlingtonpol.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Rebecca Felton said: “This is a great way of not only engaging with the public, but also showing the community we are on patrol and have a visible presence.

“We encourage members of the public to log on and see the route and distance covered that day. You can always try to beat our step count and see if you can see us out and about.”