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Local Policing In West Mercia
West Mercia Police is ranked as one of the top performing police forces in England and Wales. Over the last few years we have achieved some outstanding results in driving down crime but we recognise there is more we can do to make communities throughout West Mercia feel safer.
We have 145 dedicated local policing teams who are there to provide a visible, effective and accountable service where you live. These teams operate within the five territorial areas that make up West Mercia Police:
Local Policing Teams
Working alongside officers and staff from a range of specialist departments, local policing teams consist of at least one local policing officer (LPO) and one community support officer (CSO).
In addition to using their full enforcement powers to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour, their key role is to ensure that communities have a genuine say in what local issues are addressed as priorities and how their communities are policed. To do this, they need to:
- Understand and be accessible to their local neighbourhood
- Engage communities and partners to identify safety concerns
- Agree the top priorities for neighbourhood action
- Work with partners to deliver an agreed approach
- Report back on a regular basis on what has been achieved.
Our Service Standards
West Mercia Police is committed to delivering a quality standard of service.
Our service standards cover several areas of local policing, including our commitment to ensure that your local policing team spends a majority of their time visibly working in your area.
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