Following lobbying from the CLA and NFU it has been announced that the Lincolnshire Constabulary is to set up a dedicated Rural Crime Action Team.
The team will consist of 8 Constables (mix of PC and DC) and 1 Sergeant. A new multi-disciplinary team to provide problem solving, proactive capability and investigative support will be created to reduce community and rural crime. The team will be linked to and support Neighbourhood Policing (NHP) teams.
There will be greater commitment to tackling crime in rural neighbourhoods, a greater flexible capability to support NHP problems, and capacity to investigate wider criminality of travelling criminals as well as providing reassurance and confidence to rural communities.
For the full announcement click here.