Police Update

Current staffing structure for the District: Neighbourhood Inspectors have been reduced from 9 to 4 and it is hoped that the new service delivery model will be completed by the Autumn. Daventry Police Station will be one of four main hubs for the force in the county where response teams will be based. This is good news for Daventry and the District as there will be more officers based here, albeit covering a large area.  PC’s for Daventry have reduced to five, however PCSO’s have been maintained at six. There is one Sergeant (Sam Dobbs). These officers will only be used for neighbourhood policing issues as there is a separate response team for other matters which arise.

Crime figures in the district are up by 10% as a whole when compared with last year, however it was noted that crime recording has changed. Inspector Byrne asked residents to report all crime, as police resourcing cannot be targeted to specific issues unless the information is there.

There is a gang culture emerging in the County, however this is yet to affect Daventry.

Inspector Kevin Byrne,  Parish & Town Councils Meeting 15.06.17