CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Mixed Economy Policing Falkirk Priority Crime Unit Superintendent Gavin Buist Superintendent Robbie McGregor
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE The Role of a Typical Police Officer Public Calls Anti- Social Behaviour Volume Crime Community Focus
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Investigating Crime Crime
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Of all the tasks associated with volume crime investigation: 15% require the use of coercive police powers 85% dont All are very time-consuming if done properly All are currently impeded by other demands Investigating Crime
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE So: Service to the public was suffering Investigations were not particularly efficient Performance in certain areas could have been improved Workforce Inefficiencies
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Research and Good Practice Surrey Police – mixed economy models NPIA Workforce Development Team The start of a long relationship……….
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Towards a New Business Model Move from crime report focus to a task focus Disaggregate crime investigations into their component parts Entirely new approach to volume crime investigation Match staff and core skills to tasks Geographical task bundling to maximise efficiencies
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Planning Team Area Commander DCI Crime Operations Senior Manager HRD Unison Scottish Police Federation Corporate Management representative Project Manager
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Consultation Falkirk Area Command Management Team Police Board Local Officers – focus groups and briefing Local Community – focus groups of users Force Policy Group Local Media And ongoing liaison with Surrey and NPIA
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE New Police Staff Roles POLICE INVESTIGATIVE ASSISTANT Activities – a range of investigative tasks, including –Statement-Taking –Victim/witness liaison –House-to-house –Interviewing –Collecting and identifying productions –CCTV uplift NO POLICE OR COERCIVE POWERS
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE New Police Staff Roles POLICE TEAM CO-ORDINATOR Activities – Update/search records & databases – Make appointments, schedule and allocate tasks to police officers and police staff – First line of victim & witness contact/feedback – Liaison with other departments and agencies BACK OFFICE SUPPORT POST
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Structure 1 DS 4 DCs (who act as Team leaders) 4 PCs (who support the DCs) 2 Team Co-ordinators 8 Investigative Assistants
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Structure Team Leader Support PC Team Coordinator Investigative Assistant
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE What Have We Achieved? New and operational role for police staff New career opportunities within the Force Realising practical efficiencies in tasking and task-bundling Fully integrated and dynamic Team Police staff fully accepted by colleagues and Divisional personnel 18 staff carrying the previous workload of 100 police officers Flexibility – police staff investigating serious crimes Uniform officers can be more visible in communities.
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Key Outcomes Group 3 Volume crime detections in Falkirk up 11% compared with same period last year; Group 4 up by 4% Much more scope for targeted high profile police patrols More people surveyed think Falkirk area is a safe place Quality of service improved……
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE Service delivery outcomes
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE The Scotsman 11 July 2008
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE The SIOs view Having had the services of Fraser and Anne for a fortnight, I have to say that I have been consistently impressed by their commitment and dedication in the face of a high volume of work. They certainly took a great burden away from their police officer colleagues and I would be happy to work with them again in the same circumstances.
CENTRAL SCOTLAND POLICE The politicians view Civilians dont sign up to the level of commitment that a sworn police officer does. They dont necessarily have the same dedication. Its frightening and astonishing that civilians can be carrying out the job of police officers in such serious crimes. Police officers sometimes have to carry out fairly menial tasks. Sometime that requires them to do jobs that, yes, could be carried out by civilians Mr XXXXXXX, Labour MSP, quoted in The Scotsman, 11 July 2009