Responding to the College of Policing report on police demand released today, Kevin Hurley, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, said:
“The College of Policing’s report into demand is another insight into the challenge Chief Constables and PCCs are facing to evolve their police forces to deal with new and changing demands. The job of policing has never been more complex than it is today, tactically, technologically and culturally.
“I’m trying to do my bit to get the first-class police service that people tell me they want. We all know that policing must change with the times. That requires investment. The officers and staff out there are fantastic, but they are being worked into the ground as their numbers reduce and they increasingly face complex issues like online child abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking with minimal training.
“I’ve lobbied Ministers personally to do the right thing and merge police…
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