BASC Northern Ireland has been asked to advise police officers about wildfowling activities on Strangford Lough as part of the police service’s training programme.
The opportunity to participate in PSNI’s ‘Schools of Instruction’ came about as a result of the successful launch of a new poster which shows police officers and the public what a wildfowler may look like and why they go on the Lough.
BASC’s director for Northern Ireland, Roger Pollen, said: “The poster has been very well received by all the wildfowling clubs on Strangford Lough, particularly the Joint Council and this training opportunity is a further positive step to increasing awareness about wildfowling activities on the Lough.”
Sgt Ivan Shaw of PSNI said: “We are very pleased that BASC staff will be able to advise officers about wildfowling activities as this education will be beneficial to both sides. I believe that the poster and this additional training for officers will help create a better relationship between local police and wildfowlers.”