Police Praised in South Worcestershire
South Worcestershire Policing Board has congratulated the Police in South Worcestershire for their year end performance.
Cllr Mark Drinkwater, Chair of the South Worcestershire Policing Board, said: “Supt Cullen and his team are to be congratulated on their performance. People in South Worcestershire are right to have confidence in the Police. I have been very impressed by our three local police inspectors, their dedication to their duties and the numerous activities undertaken by them and their local policing teams to engage with communities and improve safety. The Policing Board is pleased to have been able to assist with funding to support some of these activities.”
South Worcestershire Policing Board awarded grants totally £52,829 in 2011/12 contributing to activities which support local policing teams in community engagement and improving safety such as: the New Care Farm for rehabilitation of young offenders; Wychavon Youth Bus; Worcester Street Pastors; the volunteer cadet programme and crime prevention events and campaigns such as Love your Home and Lighten Up.
Compared with the previous year as at 31 March 2012, in South Worcestershire, the number of total crimes was down by 117 offences, whilst the solved rate was up from 28% to 31%. There were 3,933 fewer incidents of anti social behaviour, 18 fewer domestic burglary offences and 9 fewer robberies recorded. Whilst 73% of respondents said they thought the Police were doing an excellent or good job.
The South Worcestershire Policing Board, which is made up of West Mercia Police Authority Members Cllr Mary Drinkwater, Cllr Steve Brown and Zad Padda, meets regularly with the Police Territorial Commander, Supt. Adrian Pass, to monitor delivery of the West Mercia Policing Plan in South Worcestershire.