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01-24-07, 10:17 AM #1
'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."
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.
01-24-07, 10:38 AM #2
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."
01-24-07, 10:56 AM #3
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."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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01-24-07, 12:10 PM #4
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.
01-24-07, 08:16 PM #5Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.
01-25-07, 09:59 AM #6
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.
01-25-07, 12:36 PM #7the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
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01-25-07, 05:30 PM #8Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.
01-25-07, 05:40 PM #9
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.Never approach a bull by the front, a horse from behind, or an idiot from any direction.
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