‘You ask, we drive!’ say local police

On Tuesday, 9 October, Eindhoven Police will again have their “U vraagt, Wij rijden!” (“You ask, We drive!”) campaign. It will be held on Tuesday, between 12.00 and 21:00.

How does it work?

The principle is simple. “We are dependent on reports from people in the neighbourhood to do our work”, reads a post on the Eindhoven Police’s Facebook page. “After all, you know what’s going on in your neighborhood.” The police, therefore, wants to be present at the places and times that local residents think they should be.

If you want them to pay special attention to a specific location on Tuesday at any time between 12:00 and 21: 00, you can leave a comment on their Facebook post, here. You need to state the location in your response, and the police will respond to as many requests as possible on Tuesday. The police intend to keep people informed live on the day about the outcome of their appeals.

You can even just say hello or have a short personal chat about what’s going on in the neighborhood by commenting on the post. You can also make suggestions on what else they could do on Facebook. If you would rather not make a public comment, you can send the police a private message. The police will also respond in a private message.

“You ask, We drive!” is based on what services the police are able to provide. Emergency or urgent reports made to the emergency number, 112, will, of course, take precedence. This campaign is not a replacement for 112. “In case of emergency, you should always dial 112”, states the facebook post.

“Share this post so that as many people as possible in Eindhoven are aware of this action” reads the post. “Together, we can provide extra safety in the neighbourhood!”

Photo and source: Eindhoven Police Facebook page

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