After chasing an update for several months, we have just been informed that the situation regarding Knaphill is the following, which is a direct quote from a communication from Inspector Nolan Heather, from the Woking Area Policing Team of Surrey Police:
“In April we underwent a change in how we deliver our front line service. This resulted in a new model called Policing in your Neighbourhood (PIYN). This is good news for each borough as it means that each area now has its own uniformed team who are locally led. The old Safer Neighbourhood Team has also changed as well. It has become smaller and is focusing on tackling repeat issues on the borough.
For Knaphill, PCSO Sultan Khan is still the point of contact for the area. He is managed by PS Emmie Harris and both of them form part of the wider team that looks after Woking.
In regards of the names and numbers to contact, for an emergency it will be 999 as this will provide the quickest response. If the incident is not an emergency then the 101 number is the next best number to call. This will ensure that your call is logged and details can be passed onto the team. This reduces the risk of the matter being missed should the officer be away on leave for example. Residents can also contact the local team on firstname.lastname@example.org (I must stress that this is not to be used to report crime).
We also have our own Facebook (Wokingbeat) and Twitter page (@wokingbeat). These both provide an opportunity for local residents to see what the team are currently involved with.”
The KRA are looking at the possibility of organising a public meeting with Inspector Heather so that he can explain in more detail the implications of the above and residents can ask questions and express any concerns or problems they might have. Details will be made available once this is firmed up.