Earlier this week, the latest Thames Valley Police Chief’s Review was published in which Chief Constable Francis Habgood updated on the work the Force is doing to keep pace with the changing policing landscape.
Over the last year we have reviewed the way we respond to and investigate incidents and crime in our communities to see if our structure and processes effectively manage the demand from and the needs of the public.
In response to this we will, during the summer, be making changes to the way we are structured working within three key areas: investigation, response and neighbourhood. Our aim is to create a more effective and efficient police service which will ensure that we can provide the best service to you when you need us.
We have mapped out where our demand for service is, ensuring that resources are targeted at the areas of greatest need, at times of greatest need and to the most vulnerable in our communities. This will mean that in some areas and at certain times we will have more or less police officers available.
I would like to reassure you now that this is not about withdrawing our resources from our communities it is about providing a better service.
We are committed to delivering an improved service: one which ensures we have the right number of officers on duty to respond quickly to a call for service if needed; one which supports our communities with dedicated officers working with you to solve local problems and one which sadly, if you are a victim of crime, ensures the right people are there to get you justice.
Over the coming months, we will talk more to you about the changes ahead.
Rest assured our officers, staff and volunteers will continue to work tirelessly in partnership to make our communities safer.
Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Ross
Watch the Chief’s Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSdvwwDipYY