The new model brings neighbourhood policing, response teams and local crime investigators into a single team for a more effective approach to community policing. It means there is a bigger team of officers and police staff available to attend incidents and improves communication between teams and departments.
Each Community Policing Team is overseen by a Superintendent with an Inspector and a deputy. The team is made up of a mix of police officers, community co-ordinators, PCSOs, civilian local crime investigators and Specials.
We believe the new model gives the public a better service, allowing the potential for issues to be resolved at the first point of contact (101 and 999 call-takers) and giving victims a named officer or member of police staff to contact during investigations. It also encourages officers and staff to take more ownership of cases.