Appointment System For Cambs Police
Victims of "non-emergency" crimes in Cambridgeshire are now being asked to book an appointment to see a police officer.
The system will work similar to booking a doctor's appointment.
It's to give officers more time to patrol streets in Cambridgeshire's villages, towns and cities.
When someone is reports a crime that doesn't need a police presence immediately, they will be asked to book an hour-long appointment at either Histon, Thorpe Wood, March or Huntingdon Police Station.
It's hoped the system will be more convenient to residents too, so they're not waiting around for a police officer to visit.
The new system is also understood to save money on the existing one, where officers have visited every victim of crime at their home after a non-emergency incident has been reported.
Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour said: "By giving victims an allotted time and place to go, officers will have more time to focus on emergency and very serious issues and free-up more officer time for investigative work and proactive policing.
People have busy lives and this service will provide flexibility, with appointments from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.
The initiative will bring the police more into line with other services, such as doctors' surgeries, and as with the health service our emergency response will be there when required."
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music