Thursday, 15 December 2011

Back in South

It's been good to be spending more time in South Cumbria over the last week.

I had another reminder of how committed local police officers are when I went out on patrol in Barrow last Saturday night. We arrested  a couple of men for fighting in the street and as daft as it might sound, it just re enforced to me the demands on modern day police officers - from facing violence to managing police detention and so on. I'll be out on patrol later this month again.

During 2011 there have been all sorts of challenges for Cumbria Constabulary. In South BCU we have successfully reduced crime - 400 crimes less than last year. It's fair to say that there is no single reason for that but I have no doubt that a large part of the reason is down to the dedication and care by our local police officers, PCSOs and police staff.

Thanks for taking a look at the blog. Have a good Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Approaching Christmas

I am still working on a Force review of Training, Learning and Development and because of that spending most of my time at Police HQ, Penrith. That's the main reason for not adding much to this blog recently.

As we approach Christmas, I will be spending time on patrol and making stations visits across South Cumbria. I have asked our officers and staff for a focus on the Christmas Drink Driving Campaign and on violent crime.

Our message to members of the public is that we would like people to have a peaceful Christmas but we will enforce the law against those who make our roads unsafe and against those who become violent over the festive period.

Best regards.