Neighbourhood Watch week is now in full swing, and it’s a great opportunity both to celebrate and to learn more about the excellent work that Neighbourhood Watch groups perform across the county.
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I have read HMIC’s report into crime recording in Kent, and I commend PCC Ann Barnes for her commitment to working to ensure that official crime figures reliably reflect actual crime.
I welcome the report of HM Inspectorate of Prisons and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary into police custody suites in Essex.
The report was broadly positive, finding that officers and staff performed their duties professionally and managed risks in an informed fashion. The joint HM Inspectorate also stated that the benefits of a centralised Essex Police custody operation were already being seen.
The next Police and Crime Commissioner public meeting, discussing crime and policing issues, will take place in Hadleigh on Thursday June 27, 2013.
Every week as a PCC is different and this has been no exception.
I spent much of the week reflecting on the feedback from officers I met last week from B shift at Laindon Response and Patrol. After talking with them and seeing the outstanding work they did caring for a seriously troubled person who was presenting a risk of harm to herself and others, I thought deeply about the daily risks and challenges our police officers face. Most of the time I have to talk about policies and theory but seeing the work at first hand and hearing comment from the frontline is crucial and was a welcome change. Thanks B shift!