Mazda5 Zoom-Zooms into Havering Police fleet
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.
The vehicle will be used by the team, which comprises a Safer Neighbourhood Sgt, two police officers and three police community support officers, to patrol effectively and promptly across all areas of the ward.
The St Andrews Safer Neighbourhood Team has worked with Mazda UK for four years in the provision of a series of vehicles for the team to utilise.
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.'
Chief inspector Tracy Goddard-King added: '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.'