Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping met with community representatives from North East Bassetlaw to hear their views on local policing.
As part of his aim to make policing more accessible to the public, Commissioner Tipping visited the North East Bassetlaw Forum to update members on crime data and to listen to their concerns. The Commissioner is attending a series of forum meetings and community events over the coming months in an effort to connect with people across the county.
Figures show crime in North East Bassetlaw fell by 8.5% in the 12 months up to March compared to an overall county rate of -13.8%. Antisocial behaviour has also fallen by 42% which is higher than the county figure of £34.1%. However rates of domestic burglary have risen by 14% (which represents 21 extra offences), which the Commissioner said had been noted.
He said: “I was really pleased to meet so many parish council representatives in Bassetlaw and get a clearer insight into the priorities of those who live and work there. It is a very rural area and there are local concerns about whether they receive a fair deal from the police. As far as police strength and visibility goes, I have been able to give some reassurance. We are presently recruiting a number of new police officers and PCSOs and this part of the county will get its fair share of these extra uniformed officers.
“Parish Councils want greater feedback from the Force and I am grateful to Inspector Neil Bellamy for suggesting how this might be done.”
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Posted on Tuesday 26th March 2013