Sunday, 2 December 2012

Neighbourhood policing changes in Hackney

On Friday we received an update on the new model of neighbourhood policing that will be introduced across London.

Police numbers and the budget for Hackney are still not clear. The Metropolitan Police say they want to increase the number of PCs committed to neighbourhood policing. This is to be delivered by moving officers from the back office, cutting middle managers such as inspectors and sergeants and continuing to recruit PCs from PCSO ranks.  

Each ward in London currently has its own Safer Neighbourhoods Team which is responsible for neighbourhood focused policing - you can see De Beauvoir's current team here. We've been told each Safer Neighbourhoods Team should in the future have 1 Sergeant, 2 PCs and 2 PCSOs - this would mean no change to the current structure in De Beauvoir (although we are currently one PC below full strength).  Some sergeants will be shared between wards - it is not yet clear whether this will be the case for De Beauvoir.

We'll continue to keep you updated on these changes as we hear more.  

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