Video: Chief Con talks about policing in Rutland

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The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police has highlighted the key issues for policing in Rutland and outlined plans for 2013.

Speaking at a press conference today (Tuesday), Chief Constable Simon Cole has said that police in the county are looking to focus their resources on anti-social behaviour, problems with alcohol and road deaths.

Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole

Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole

Emergency response teams are now being shared between Rutland and Melton as part of cost-cutting measures. As a result, some response officers will join four Safer Neighbourhood Teams, who will work more hours on their beats from Thursday to Saturday.

A beacon officer has been appointed for each team and Mr Cole believes they will become the main point of contact for their area and look to communicate and engage with their community.

He has also commented on the great success of Church Watch, a police initiative tackling church lead thefts in the county.

Leicestershire Police has reported a 10 per cent drop in crime for 2012, compared with 2011.