Wiltshire Police Vow To Probe Burglaries Despite Budget Cuts

Wiltshire Police have said that they will still respond in person to burglaries, despite recent budget cuts.

Earlier this week, the head of the new National Police Chiefs’ Council said people should not expect an officer to necessarily turn up at burglaries.

Sara Thornton said it “could be” if an iPad was stolen from a residential property, then an officer would not come to investigate.

She said due to the changing nature of crime – with sexual offences and concern over terrorism on the increase, along with austerity cuts – police forces will have to relook at their priorities.

But T/Superintendent and Head of Crime Standards and Justice Adrian Burt says residents in Wiltshire can still expect an officer to turn up.

He said: “Preventing crime and protecting the public will always be our purpose and we recognise the impact a burglary can have on victims and their families.”

Read more in This Is Wiltshire.

Source: www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk

Budget cuts won’t prevent Wiltshire Police from responding to burglary incidents.


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