Have your say on policing

MEMBERS of the public are being asked what activities police could stop doing, or do differently, to make the best possible use of resources.

The question is part of the ‘Have your say’ forum, which gives the public the chance to help shape the future of policing in Cambridgeshire.

The force is currently conducting an internal review, known as Operation ReDesign, to create a new policing model that provides the best possible service to the public while meeting the nationally imposed budget cuts.

Superintendent Dan Vajzovic said: “The force is facing its biggest ever challenge as we work to dramatically reduce our budget, while making the most effective use of resources.

“Our priority remains frontline policing and bringing offenders to justice so we must look at all other areas of business and see where we can save time and resources.

“The ReDesign team has identified a number of activities and incidents that police have traditionally dealt with but may not actually need a police response.

“For example, do you want the police to attend reports of littering or cats stuck up trees?

“In these difficult times we need to be realistic about what we can achieve and focus on the issues that are important to the public.

“I’d encourage anyone with a view on this matter to have their say by logging on to the force website.”

To have your say visit – http://www.cambs.police.uk/