PC Gary Poser, coordinator of the BAIT project, Nottingham
There used to be a big barrier on this estate, if you ever said anything to the police people would think you were a grass. If police had knocked at your door, as soon as they’d left people would be round there, "why’s police come to your door?"...Sometimes it’s still a bit like that, but now, I find I’m quite well known on the estate, people do actually come and talk to me, people do realise I’m out and about on the estate, people know about the BAIT project. Last year we did a bit of a demonstration on the leisure centre, there was a big fun day, we had a little tent...and we had quite a few of the families coming up and having a go. They knew I was a police officer but they were still having a go. So angling breaks down the barriers quite well.
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