Annual police report published

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THE Chief Constable’s Annual Report for 2011/12 has been published today (June 29).

The report sets out a wide range of ways in which the force has met the priorities set out in Cambridgeshire Police Authority’s 2011-2014 Local Policing Plan.

It covers the period from April 1, 2011, to March 31 this year and includes a foreword by Chief Constable Simon Parr.

In the foreword, Mr Parr refers to the “radical changes” the force has undergone in the face of “unprecedented financial pressures”, but also outlines his commitment to frontline policing and determination to keep people safe and continue the fight against crime. Other sections are dedicated to Operation Redesign - the restructure of the force - crime and disorder operations, major crime convictions, serious and organised crime and the roads policing unit.

Mr Parr said: “The contents of this report, alongside the annual crime figures, should provide reassurance for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, that, despite the financial context, we are doing everything we can to make the county safer.

“However, we must not become complacent as we face further budgetary challenges in coming years and we will monitor our performance closely.

“I would encourage people to have a look at the report, which I hope gives an insight into the amount of policing across the county and reassures readers that we are relentlessly targeting those who commit crime.”

Note to editors:

The report can be found on the force website on About Us > Plans, reports and policies > Annual Report 2011/12 .