So far this year we have seen a reduction of just over 10% in terms of the crime and incidents recorded in the first quarter of the year, compared to the same time last year. We will continue to work with Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council to capitalise on this success as the year goes on.
I’m also pleased to report that the new beat office in Market Bosworth has now been completed. The office in on the same site as the old police station and the same beat team is still working from the new office as was based there previously. These new arrangements are helping with the force’s savings agenda, which in turn helps to contribute towards keeping as many officers involved in front line policing as possible.
Local officers at the station have been making good use of new legislation too. New powers now exist, allowing the police to apply for Domestic Violence Protection Orders, even in cases where the victim won’t support a prosecution. The orders are requested by the investigating officer, authorised by a Superintendent and ultimately ratified by the court. We have used these powers twice now in the borough, securing extra protection for some of our most vulnerable victims of violent crime.
Inspector Jonny Starbuck
Hinckley LPU Commander
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