January 17, 2021

Police intelligence-gathering in danger as PCSO numbers slashed, Labour claims

Police intelligence-gathering at risk as PCSO numbers slashed, Labour claims


CRUCIAL intelligence gathering is in danger due to an enormous discount in neighbourhood cops, Labour claims.

The variety of Police Neighborhood Assist Officers has fallen from 16,918 in 2010 to 9,180 this yr.

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The variety of PCSOs in Britain has nearly halved over the previous decade[/caption]

Shadow House Workplace Minister Sarah Jones stated the Authorities has “ripped the center out of neighbourhood policing”.

She added: “This has carried out enormous injury to the important intelligence gathering work of PCSOs.”


A Authorities spokesman stated: “The deployment of PCSOs is a matter for Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners.”

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