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Police set up new system to only respond to emergency and fixed calls, due to budget cuts

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As of Monday (22 June) Bedfordshire Police has been operating a new way of working. 
One of the main differences is the way in which the response to calls will be managed. 

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Collins explains the difference under the new model: “A big change to the way we do things is how we respond to incoming calls. 
“Previously, the majority of calls were responded to in a similar way, deploying response teams on an ‘immediate’ or ‘prompt’ basis with officers being expected to attend the majority of incidents quickly.

“With insufficient numbers of officers facing a high level of demand, the force has seen response times exceeding what we consider to be acceptable and this is not good enough. The Chief Constable has made a commitment to improving response times in the force and we are confident that this new model will help to achieve that. 

“Now, when calls come in, our force control room will be assessing Threat, Harm, Risk and Vulnerability as well as considering Investigation opportunities and Engagement with partners and victim support services as part of their assessment to determine the appropriate response. 

“Each call will be assessed and will either be classified as ‘Fast’ resulting in the immediate deployment of a response team, or be classed as ‘Fixed’ and the caller will be offered the opportunity to meet with an officer from the new Community team, at a time and location convenient to them. 

“Each case will be assessed on its own merit and we will not be applying a blanket response to certain crime types. For example, if somebody was being burgled, then we would classify this as ‘Fast’ and deploy a response team immediately. 
“If however, somebody had returned from work to find that they had been burgled earlier that day, and there was no immediate urgency or threat, a scene of crime officer may attend the scene and the victim would receive a visit from an officer at a later time convenient to them. This may be later that same day or when they return from work the following day. 

“This approach will enable us to ensure that we are deploying resources where they are most needed; putting the protection of people first.” 

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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