Mazda UK have this week continued their support and commitment to the Metropolitan Police Service in Havering and have recently delivered a new Mazda5 to the St Andrews Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Safer Neighbourhood teams operate on every ward within London and serve the community at a local level dealing with issues as diverse as schools presentations and neighbour disputes to raids on drugs venues and licensed premises.
A Safer Neighbourhood Sgt, two Police Officers and three PCSO's will patrol all areas of the St Andrews ward including green spaces on foot, on bicycles and now in a vehicle. Thanks to the generosity of Mazda UK the team will be able to continue to patrol effectively and promptly to all areas of the ward. They will be able to transport crime prevention materials to venues across Hornchurch as well as increasing the area that can be patrolled by a single officer.
St Andrews Safer Neighbourhood Team have worked with Mazda UK for four years in the provision of a series of vehicles for the team to utilise. The team have found that these are invaluable in keeping down crimes of all types.
St Andrews Safer Neighbourhood Sgt Paul Murray said "The Mazda5 is a fantastic vehicle for use on the borough. Having seven seats I can transport my team to drop off points throughout the ward within a matter of minutes rather than relying on public transport. We can attend appointments promptly and make home visits to those who require them to discuss policing matters without incurring long travelling times and delays.
The Mazda5 has attended a number of community and schools events where it has generated a lot of interest. As a team we find it an invaluable tool in reducing crime in the ward of St Andrews"
Mark Cameron, Sales Director at Mazda UK added: "Mazda's entire range is made up of sporty and stylish vehicles, with competitive pricing and running costs. Though it was only launched recently, the New Mazda5 is already establishing itself as an attractive proposition to both fleet and private buyers. With an unrivalled blend of value, practicality and desirability, we're sure that the new Mazda5 will be nothing less than an outstanding companion and workhorse for the Havering Met Police."
Amarjit Shokar, Dealer Principal at Romford Mazda: "In any normal situation, the New Mazda5 is a fine handling family car with great driving appeal, but it is also full to the brim with practicality, comfort and safety. Combining all of this with Mazda's reputation for first class reliability will allow the Romford Met Police Safer Neighbourhood patrol to carry out their duties even more effectively, proving beyond all doubt the versatility and all-round capability of Mazda's most practical model."
CI Tracy Goddard-King said "Havering Police has always enjoyed a great partnership with Mazda UK and Romford Mazda. We are delighted with the delivery of the new Mazda5 and look forward to being able to attend to our customers needs promptly and effectively."Published 21 February 2011