By Chief Constable David Whatton - 24th September 2012 7:03am
You will be seeing some new faces on the beat in the coming months.
Like all public services, the Constabulary has had to make substantial savings to meet Government spending targets. We have made over £19 million in savings in the last two years by changing and improving the way we work and more will come in the next two years.
Inevitably, we have had to reduce officer and police staff numbers, but we promised communities that we would maintain our neighbourhood policing presence. We have done this by moving officers from backroom or headquarters roles into the neighbourhood teams.
We are now appointing 75 new officers to replace some of the police men and women who have retired during the last year. Fifteen will be experienced officers coming in from other forces, bringing specialist skills and expertise to Cheshire.
Sixty new officers will be welcomed into the Constabulary and the first of these begin training in September. These are the fresh faces and enthusiastic new PCs who will join the neighbourhood teams in the coming months.
I hope you will join me in welcoming them and, when they do appear in your local area as 'the new bobby', provide them with all the support that you can.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
John Wainwright has sent in this photo in reponse to the recent articles and discussion regarding parking issues in Audlem which illustrates the difficulties that can be caused by bad parking outside the Co-Op.You can see the article https://www.audlem.org/newsroom/headlines/parking-on-yellow-...
Buerton Parish council has been approached by PCSO Jarvis regarding a community speed watch scheme.This would involve members of the community volunteering to assist in running the scheme by using a hand held laser speed device in relevant areas and times where it has been noted that vehicles are travelling in excess of the speed limit. Cheshire police will then be able to issue warning letters...
Each Spring, Canal & River Trust (CRT) advise of planned forthcoming canal closures for annual maintenance. I saw that they were intending to close the canal near Market Drayton in November and December, and in the Audlem area in January and December, with the canal only open throughout its length at that time for two weeks at Christmas. Recognising that this would deprive local traders of...
Thursday 13th Jun
Scout & Guide Hall
4, Hayfields Grove