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    'canteen' Cops On Notts Streets

    'CANTEEN' COPS ON NOTTS STREETS
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    11:00 - 24 January 2007
    Police are today getting out of the office and the canteen - and staying on the streets.


    They will take meal breaks in cafes rather than back at the station.

    More beat bobbies will be taken out of cars and put on bicycles.

    And they will be able to file crime reports on hand-held computers at the scene, rather than returning to base.

    The aim is to increase the number of officers on the streets.

    The 'On the Street' initiative will be phased in over the next three years.

    Notts Deputy Chief Constable Howard Roberts said: "Research shows that around 50% of any police officer's time is spent in the station. That must change."

    Mick Taylor, chairman of Notts Police Federation, said: "This initiative will go a long way to putting officers back in touch with the communities they serve."

    Officers will only have to submit handwritten notes of cases to the Crown Prosecution Service rather than typed reports.

    Victor Bates, 67, of Ravenshead, whose wife Marian, 64, was murdered in 2003, said: "It will be good if this initiative leads to a greater police presence on the streets."

    http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/di...pNodeId=133951

    This is the force who refused to give me cycle kit because it's to expensive. I won't hold my breath for the kit and bikes.

    Hand writing things will take me longer and therefore I will be in the station longer.

    Sound bite police management at it's best (or worst)

    Also the only "canteen" left is at force HQ. The rest of us eat in offices and kitchens.

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    Same story different source.

    Bobbies to swap office for beat

    A project to get more "bobbies on the beat" is underway in Nottinghamshire.
    Nottinghamshire Police said local surveys had shown that the more people see officers out and about, the more confidence they had in the force.

    Uniformed officers will be freed up from desk-bound tasks enabling them to spend more time on the beat.

    In addition, officers will also be encouraged to take meal breaks in public places to increase their visibility in the community.

    Dep Ch Con Howard Roberts said: "This issue is not something that is peculiar to Nottinghamshire; bureaucracy surrounding policing is a national issue.

    "But I don't want it to get in the way of delivering visible policing that improves the perception of our service.

    "On the Street is an opportunity for us to provide a real and reassuring presence in the communities we serve."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/n...re/6295005.stm

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    Damn if I spent 50% of my time at the station I would be called on the carpet in a heart beat!! As a patrol officer you had better be on the street, not at the station. But again that is on this side of the pond.
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    To say station is slightly mis leading the time in station will also include time spent dealing with prisoners at the custody block.

    Booking in, interview, charging decision, charge and file can take a whole shift so the officer would be recorded as having spent 6 to 12 hours in station if they had a prisoner. A lot of time would be saved if the same information didn't have to be written or inputted several times.

    Most uniformed cops in the UK deal with all but the most serious cases from report and arrest to court appearance, our detectives only deal with serious cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    To say station is slightly mis leading the time in station will also include time spent dealing with prisoners at the custody block.

    Booking in, interview, charging decision, charge and file can take a whole shift so the officer would be recorded as having spent 6 to 12 hours in station if they had a prisoner. A lot of time would be saved if the same information didn't have to be written or inputted several times.

    Most uniformed cops in the UK deal with all but the most serious cases from report and arrest to court appearance, our detectives only deal with serious cases.
    You need a dedicated Prisoner Investigation Unit, like we have, so all you would have to do is just book them in. The PIU then interview, get the charging decision, charge and prepare the court file. You get to go back out and bring the next one in!
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    Would still have to obtain statements and CCTV, do the crime report, make the entries on the custody system and write up PNB.

    You would think Europes largest and busiest custody suite might have a prisoner process team, well it does but it's so under staffed it has little impact most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo523 View Post
    You need a dedicated Prisoner Investigation Unit, like we have, so all you would have to do is just book them in. The PIU then interview, get the charging decision, charge and prepare the court file. You get to go back out and bring the next one in!
    Do they work 24hrs!

    If so can we have them, waited for 4 hrs just to get a decision out of CPS direct the other day.

    Not uncommon for it to take 2-3 hours just to get your prisoner booked in and banged up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    Would still have to obtain statements and CCTV, do the crime report, make the entries on the custody system and write up PNB.

    You would think Europes largest and busiest custody suite might have a prisoner process team, well it does but it's so under staffed it has little impact most of the time.
    As long as there is an I/P statement which gives us enough to charge, if we get a cough, then we will do everything else, any further arrests, searches, further statements, CCTV, Crime Report etc., and DCB if necessary (which it usually is). We become the OIC's. However you'd still have to write up your own PNB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    Would still have to obtain statements and CCTV, do the crime report, make the entries on the custody system and write up PNB.

    You would think Europes largest and busiest custody suite might have a prisoner process team, well it does but it's so under staffed it has little impact most of the time.
    As long as you have an I/P statement, which would give us enough to charge, if we get a cough, we will do everything else. Any further arrests, searches, further statements, CCTV etc., deal with CPS and DCB if necessary, which it usually is! We become the OIC's and do the complete investigation. However, you would still have to write up your own PNB! and bring me a nice cup of tea, no sugar.

    We don't work round the clock but there is always a team on from 7 am til midnight, and as is the nature of the job, I've often still been on duty at 3 am.
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