The Conservative police and crime commissioner for Cambridgeshire, recently announced that he intended to increase the Council Tax bills for people in this area.
He also claimed that the increase would see an additional 62 officers being recruited by March 2021 for the county.
But, so far has not detailed how many Peterborough will get, and more specifically how many for the north area of Peterborough?
Under the Tories and Lib Dems, we have seen a decade of cuts to police and vital public services that have shown you simply can’t keep people safe on the cheap.
What people told me:
From doing my on-line resident survey last year, I discovered that 60% of respondents could not remember the last time they saw a police officer, 19% had seen an officer in the last few months, 12% in the last 7 days and 9% in the last couple of years.
What does Darren think?
Every time I read about recorded crime in Peterborough declining, the same thought pops into my head: Is the real story that less people are bothering to report crime?
In Peterborough we need to rebuild the police workforce, we need to recruit more police officers, police community support officers and police staff.
I also believe we need to re-establish neighbourhood policing and recruit more front-line officers than have been planned for by the Conservatives.
Effective police work requires the police to serve their communities and work collaboratively with youth workers, mental health services, schools, drug rehabilitation programmes and other public agencies.
We also need to eliminate institutional biases against BAME communities.
We also need to make use of social media and make it easier for residents to report crime and share useful information.
- The 2019 survey was completed by over 230 local residents.
- Any submissions from people outside of the unitary authority were removed.
- To view the FINAL stats please VISIT HERE!