Boundary changes mean police teams on seven days a weekBy Hugh Fort
December 10, 2012
Changes to neighbourhood boundaries, meaning police teams will be on duty seven days a week, have come in force in Bracknell Forest.
The borough has been split into six new neighbourhoods, each of which has a team of officers working every day.
The new neighbourhoods are: Bracknell Northern Parishes, Bracknell Central North, Bracknell Town Centre, Bracknell Central South, Crowthorne and Sandhurst.
Chief Superintendent Tim De Meyer, the force lead for neighbourhood policing and partnerships, said: “The changes to the size of our neighbourhoods and the recent changes in shift patterns of neighbourhood officers will improve the resilience of the force and ensure every neighbourhood has a policing presence at times when they are most needed.
“The changes will enable us to offer a better service to residents of Thames Valley and ensure we are better aligned with our partners in each local area to tackle the issues that really matter to local people.
“What’s important for residents of Thames Valley to know is that these changes will not mean less visibility of local officers, it will mean more visibility at the times when they are really needed.”
The number of officers has remained the same and the teams will remain focused on individual areas as part of a larger team.