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Sue will support and scrutinise new police Operating Model

PCC Sue Mountstevens

Searching questions about Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s new way of working have been asked by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens to the Chief Constable.

In an interview available on-line Sue Mountstevens asks the Chief Constable Nick Gargan about the effects of the review on neighbourhood policing teams, response times and the changes local people can expect to see.

Over the past seven months, Avon and Somerset Police has undertaken its most comprehensive review of the way they operate leading to today’s launch of the “Operating Model.” The new model plans to bring the frontline closer to local people and ensures officer reductions are kept to a minimum. As well as being clearer about what kind of service local people should expect from their police service.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I am very supportive of the Constabulary’s approach. In reviewing the way they operate they are putting local people first and ensuring policing is responsive to demand. The programme will deliver savings which are required over the next two years although this was not the primary motivating factor for developing the Operating Model.

“I will be closely scrutinising the model and asking the questions that local people will want answered. I will be listening to local people throughout the progress of the Operating Model to make sure it meets local peoples’ expectations.”

You can watch Sue’s interview with Nick Gargan here

You can read more about the new Operating Model here

If you have any comments and views about the Constabulary’s new Operating Model you can contact Sue.

Posted on Wednesday 29th January 2014
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