UNISON releases latest survey showing effect of policing cuts on community support officers and neighbourhood policing in England and Wales
Responding to official figures released today (Thursday) that show serious crime is still rising, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The reduction in resources for police forces was bound to have consequences for crime, as these new figures show. “Government cuts to budgets have meant almost a third fewer police community support officers and a […]
Serious crime is on the rise again after years of steady falls in offending, and UNISON believes government cutbacks in policing are to blame. Keen to encourage people to vote in the police and crime commissioner elections on 5 May, UNISON is launching a campaign to provide the public with the facts about police cuts. […]
Thursday 19 October 2017 Proposals to axe all Norfolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) and close police stations open to the public would leave the county’s residents at increased risk of becoming the victims of crime, warns UNISON today (Thursday). UNISON – the union that represents PCSOs across Norfolk – says the plans would also […]
No time for community policing anymore’ is a telling quote from one PCSO who responded to UNISON’s survey on the impact of government cuts on neighbourhood policing. This report describes the results of the survey. It is the latest in a series of reports on PCSO cuts which UNISON has published. This series aims to bring to the attention of the public and politicians the reality of what is happening to community policing before it is too late. We will continue to stand up for, and support, our PCSO members in the very difficult circumstances in which they are now working.
The survey shows that government cuts continue to take their toll on the ability of police forces in England to deliver community policing where it matters – on the streets for local people.
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