Police complaints up by a third

Police complaints up by a third

Police complaints up by a third

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THE number of complaints about Wiltshire Police has increased by almost a third in the last year according to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s crime report update.

Angus Macpherson’s report says complaints rose “significantly” from 228 to 299 per 1,000 employees from 2012/13 to 2013/14. This included 119 complaints relating to incivility, impoliteness or intolerance. Mr Macpherson has responded by setting what he calls a “challenging threshold” of 250 complaints per 1,000 employees for the current year.

The report says the average time to resolve complaints locally was 48 days, which is below the target of 52.

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11:12am Wed 3 Sep 14

karlmarx says...

It's a shame really because the police officers are doing their best under extremely difficult circumstances. With all the budget cuts, privatisation, job cuts and closures it must be a daunting task to try to continue to provide an excellent service. Lions led by donkeys, accountants in this case.
It's a shame really because the police officers are doing their best under extremely difficult circumstances. With all the budget cuts, privatisation, job cuts and closures it must be a daunting task to try to continue to provide an excellent service. Lions led by donkeys, accountants in this case. karlmarx
  • Score: 9

12:52am Thu 4 Sep 14

karlmarx says...

The latest headline news does suggest that cuts are having a significant impact though...

"Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales has found.
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said criminal damage and car crime were "on the verge of being decriminalised" because forces had "almost given up".
In some cases victims were asked to check for CCTV or fingerprints.
The Association of Chief Police Officers said austerity meant forces had to set priorities."

Source: BBC news 3rd September 2014
The latest headline news does suggest that cuts are having a significant impact though... "Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales has found. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said criminal damage and car crime were "on the verge of being decriminalised" because forces had "almost given up". In some cases victims were asked to check for CCTV or fingerprints. The Association of Chief Police Officers said austerity meant forces had to set priorities." Source: BBC news 3rd September 2014 karlmarx
  • Score: 4

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