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The new face of Horse Watch



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Staffordshire Police’s Horsewatch has recently acquired a new co-ordinator.

Following the retirement of PC Kate Hardt, who carried out the role for many years, a new co-ordinator was sought to take up the reins. Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Lucy Hadfield from Uttoxeter Police Station, who is also a trained Wildlife Crime Officer, was nominated as a suitable candidate and has now been in the saddle for over two months.

Staffordshire Police Horsewatch has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and with her equine background Lucy is keen to build on this success.

Staffordshire Police Horsewatch offers a wide range of services horse owners and equine businesses located in Staffordshire, these include:

  • crime prevention advice
  • crime and incident alerts
  • tack and equipment marking
  • Staffordshire Police Horsewatch signs  available for purchase
  • Facebook page allowing access to information on recent incidents and upcoming events

PCSO Hadfield said: “I am really exited to be co-ordinating Staffordshire Police’s Horsewatch and look forward to introducing new ideas and working with equine-related businesses and agencies.

“We share information with other Horsewatch schemes all over the country so that any regional/national trends can be linked and this contact also allows us to discuss ways to improve the services we offer the horse owners of Staffordshire.

“The Staffordshire Horsewatch Facebook page has a well established following and I am really keen to continue to use this tool to share information.

“With in excess of 2000 likes, this ‘online community’ is one of the best ways to spread the word and reach members of the equine community. 

“Equally it is another way for anyone with concerns or requests to contact me directly.

“I can also be reached by dialling 101 and entering collar number 16930 when prompted or you can email me at lucy.hadfield@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk.

“Please get in touch for details on how to join and to request having your property security marked and/or crime prevention signage to protect your property.”

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