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Policing for Chorleywood transferred from Rickmansworth to Abbots Langley

posted 8 Apr 2013, 13:04 by Tomo
It has been highlighted to us that our local policing arrangements have been changed as of the start of April 2013. Previously our local policing team was based out of Rickmansworth, Tania and James our local PCSOs were based with the rest of the policing team in the Rickmansworth Police Station which was recently co-located with Three Rivers District Council.

However, the local policing team has been cut back, due in part to the local low crime rate in Three Rivers, with resources diverted to other parts of Hertfordshire. Therefore five police officers and two and a half PCSOs have been lost from the Three Rivers District to other parts of the County.

As part of this rationalisation, the safer neighbourhood teams have been re-organised within Three Rivers, and strangely Chorleywood has been grouped with Sarratt and Abbots Langley. Tania and James our local PCSOs will now report to senior officers based in Abbots Langley, although for operational practicality they will still be based out of the Rickmansworth Police Station.

The Chorleywood Residents’ Association is struggling to understand why it makes practical sense to group our policing needs with a community and police station that is 8 miles away and practically involves a jaunt along the M25 or through the country lanes via Sarratt when there’s a perfectly good police station barely 3 miles away from us in an urban centre where most residents will visit from time to time.

For further information see a recent OWL Alert, or read all about it in the Watford Observer.

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