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New crime response teams free up PCs on the beat.

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010.

Latest figures show Suffolk Constabulary’s Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB) and Investigative Response Team (IRT) continue to make a significant impact in cutting the workload of beat policemen, one year after they were launched.

Set up in 2009 as part of the new policing model for the county, the CIB continue to look for different ways to assist and support the constabulary in managing increasing demand.

Figures show that the CIB continues to record and investigate between 40 and 50 per cent of all force crimes, which enables officers to spend more time within the community, dealing with urgent crimes, incidents and anti-social behaviour.

From January this year through to August the CIB has investigated around 12,800 crimes and currently holds around 400 live investigations
that are shared between 24 police officers and police staff investigators.

If, upon investigation, a suspect is identified, then an arrest pack, containing all the necessary documentation to initiate an arrest, is
passed to the local response sergeant for action.

Since the CIB and IRT were launched they have reached their target of 1,000 investigative arrest packs.

This equates to over 4,000 statements completed by the IRTs and an average of 83 arrests per month.

Det Insp Bryan Harwood of the CIB said: “I am delighted that we have reached 1,000 crimes since the launch of the CIB where suspects have been identified for arrest for committing crime within Suffolk.

"The CIB and IRT continue to make a real difference to the way Suffolk is policed, releasing more and more uniformed officers to concentrate on their core role of attending urgent calls from the public and providing reassurance through greater visibility within their communities.”

Det Supt Phil Aves said: “The new CIB and IRT were set up in advance of the new response model to ensure that where possible work was taken away from response officers and dealt with through the new process.

“It is clear this has been a success and as we reach the first full year of operations we can celebrate our 1,000th arrest package.

“Survey work shows the public is very satisfied with the service of the CIB. However, we will continue to explore ways we can improve our service to both staff and public alike.”

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