Monday, 10 March 2008

Neighbourhood Policing – is it effective?

If you have ever wondered who your local police officers are in Cornwall, you can click here to find out: Neighbourhood Policing.

This page lists the names, email contact details and police station addresses of Devon and Cornwall officers working in Cornwall.

It may be of interest to readers to note that from December 1st 2006 to November 30th 2007 there were 54,512 recorded crimes in Cornwall and of these recorded crimes 12,200 or 22% were screened out and not investigated.

This is a substantial number and it may make you wonder why so many recorded crimes have not been further investigated. Is this the result of a lack of resources or a shortage of police staff or is it just the result of an ineffective neighbourhood policing policy?

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