News from the Police
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 16:40 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator
Dear Parish/Town Council Clerk
Please find below an important message from Superintendent Shane O'Neill regarding the impact of current incidents on the Police. The information may be helpful if you receive any questions from residents about Police visibility.
I wanted to update you all that Leicestershire Police is currently dealing with a significant number of serious and major incidents that have been reported widely in the media.
To ensure that the investigations and incidents are dealt with correctly with scenes secured, house to house enquiries are completed, recovery of evidence progressed, while maintaining staff to respond to normal 24 hours demand the force has to use resources across the whole of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The force is also seeking support across the region to manage the demands.
This means that our neighbourhood teams will be utilised or deployed away from their normal duties while these complex and tragic demands are dealt with.
These are decisions made every day but the number and complexity of the demands currently being dealt with mean that it may be more obvious than normal.
I know you will support this decision and the neighbourhood teams may well have to realign or reorganise some engagements that are not critical. The community may well ask about visibility in some areas where staff presence is reduced during this period and I hope you can assist by providing the context.
As soon as the demand is met teams will be returned to front line duties in their beats.
If you have any concerns please let your NPA Commanders know and thank you all for the supportive comments already provided.