POLICING in Staffordshire is to change and ‘Response Officers’ are to move to three hub bases across the County as part of a shakeup at the force.
Within an article about changes in North Staffordshire on the Staffordshire Police website, changes that affect the entire County have been revealed.
Response officers; those being the officers who tackle emergency and urgent incidents accross the County, will be relocated later this year to hub bases in either Burton, Cannock or Hanley, depending on which part of the county they serve.
The likelihood being that response officers from Tamworth will be based at the Burton hub base as previously Burton Police Station was the Divisional Headquarters for the area known as Trent Valley Division.
The force says that from the hub bases, officers will be fully briefed before being deployed to key locations and strategic road junctions across the county, rather than being based out of stations.
Staffordshire Police say that for emergency and urgent incidents, having highly mobile response teams in place at key locations, rather than operating out of buildings, will, they expect, lead to a better service.
As part of a wider force investment in neighbourhood policing across the county, the number of officers on neighbourhood teams will be expanded and police staff investigators will be added to the teams to support local investigations.
The plan is that this will improve the force’s ability to undertake more preventative work accross the county, intervening earlier with their partners to prevent issues becoming more serious.
What do you think of the plans?