Association of Chief Police Officers: Support to Watch schemes in challenging times

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Chief Constable Frank Whiteley (ACPO lead on Neighbourhood/Home Watch) has sent a letter to Chief Constables regarding police support for Watch schemes in challenging times.

Police forces are encouraged to continue to support Neighbourhood, Home and other Watch schemes and the letter sets out how they might do this in the current environment of budget and staffing cuts. The letter discusses the role of Neighbourhood Policing Teams, and Appendix A sets out suggested ‘headline task responsibilities’ for police staff and volunteers working at various different levels.