A safer Nottinghamshire for all Engaging
Issue 21 27 July 2006
Arresting figures for re-opened custody suite
The re-opening of Carlton custody has proved a success for the force with the suite dealing with around 400
prisoners every month.
The suite was refurbished and re-opened during November in a bid to increase the force’s capacity to handle
detainees and reduce dependency on Oxclose Lane and the Bridewell custodies, both in the city.
In the six months following re-opening Carlton dealt with more than 2,300 prisoners. If this trend continues,
then by the end of the year the custody suite will have processed around 4,650 prisoners - 10% of the force’s
annual custody total.
Fall in crime during April and June
The number of recorded crimes in Nottinghamshire fell between April and June, compared to the same period
Between April and June this year there were 1,604 (4.5%) fewer crimes recorded by Nottinghamshire Police -
34,010 compared to 35,614 recorded between April and June 2005.
Motor vehicle-related crime saw the biggest reduction, with 137 fewer vehicles being stolen (10.7%) and 247
fewer incidents of property being taken from vehicles (5.8%).
Summer drink driving results released
Nottinghamshire Police stopped more than 1,300 drivers as part of a successful summer clampdown on drink
drivers during the World Cup period, twice as many as the same period last year.
During the campaign, which ran between June 5th and July 5th in conjunction with the Association of Chief
Police Officers (ACPO), Nottinghamshire police officers carried out 1,311 breath tests and of these 194 were
positive or the motorist, refused or failed to provide a sample.
Officers were disappointed that motorists were still prepared to run the risk of drinking and driving; endangering
both themselves and other road users.
Communities called on to help shape tomorrow’s police
The way police officer recruits are trained is changing in September and we need your help to develop the next
generation of officers.
We are asking community organisations to provide work placements for our new student officers that will give
them meaningful experience of community work at an early stage of their career - instead of spending all of
their time in the classroom.
As part of the new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme all new recruits are required to
complete two community-based work placements - the first for five days and the second for four. For each
placement they will be set objectives they must complete. These objectives will be drawn up in partnership with
your organisation to ensure the experience benefits everyone involved.
For more information visit http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/jobs/volunteers/community_engagement_ipldp/
or contact PC Richard Martin, Community Engagement Coordinator, on 0115 9670999 Ext 4887 or email
Tel: 0115 967 2071