Policing that works
The following are just some of the key achievements and progresses made against the PCC’s priority 'Policing that works'.
Right Tools for the job
Ensuring that the officers and police staff have the ‘right tools for the job’ has always been a priority for the PCC.
Ensuring that they have the right equipment and appropriate training better allows them to respond to the diverse needs of our communities.
- Body worn video
Enabling officers to record footage of every incident they attend - reducing complaints against officers and making offenders think twice before confronting officers, reducing the number off duty through injury.
- Handheld computers
Allowing officers and PCSOs to check records, complete forms - staying out of an office and in the community for longer.
Tasers have a long range, a second cartridge and don’t need reloading after the first shot. They capture and store data to improve accountability.
- Mobile fingerprint scanners
Reducing the need to take someone to a police station to obtain fingerprints. Can be used to quickly identify someone experiencing a medical emergency, so contact can be made with their next of kin.
- Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)
Enabling officers to trace and arrest offenders as well as ensuring drivers without a license or insurance can be quickly apprehended and taken off the road - a vital tool in improving road safety.
Deployed quicker than a helicopter and much cheaper to use. They allow officers to find and arrest offenders in rural areas quickly, locate missing people more effectively and can even pinpoint where people are trapped in a burning building.
Closer 999 working
It is vitally important that ‘999’ services work together as closely as possible to deliver the best possible service for the people of Lincolnshire. That spirit of collaboration has led to the establishment of a joint fire and police Headquarters and 999 response call centre at Nettleham - formally the Police stand-alone HQ- and a joint police, fire and ambulance station in Lincoln.
The new tri-station building in Lincoln, South Park was the first operational hub between all three emergency services in the country. The new facility is saving a significant amount of public money in running costs and has ensured staff from all services work more closely together to deliver improved service for the community.