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Northumbria Police- Front office update

05 Jul 2017 13:00 PM

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Northumbria Police are aware of a petition started by Unison currently circulating around the changes to our front desks.

Once again we want to reassure the public that these changes do not affect the number of operational stations across the force or the availability of our front line officers.

The trade unions, particularly Unison, have been involved since January in discussions on the proposed model and the impact on their members.

Chief and Senior Officers are meeting with senior councillors and partner organisations to discuss the changes and address any concerns.

As previously stated Chief Constable Steve Ashman has said:

“We are still wrestling with the impact of austerity and the cuts that we have faced in Northumbria are the largest of any force in the country. This has meant that we have to make difficult decisions whilst striving to deliver the best possible service to our communities. We know that the public want to see police officers on the street and we are changing the way we work in order to protect this.

“We also know that residents don’t want to have to go to a police station in order to report information; but rather report it in their own home and at a time that is convenient for them.

“We always strive to provide an outstanding service to everyone in our communities and this investment into online and social communication will enable us to continue to do that.”