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Investigating crime and protecting vulnerable people

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Focusing on the needs of the victim

To manage growing demand, we are investing in more resources to investigate crime and protect the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Our new Force Investigation Team will take on the investigation of crimes that would previously have been dealt with by Response or Neighbourhood officers, who will have more time to focus on their core role.

CID officers will continue to investigate more serious and complex cases, while our multiple specialist teams will focus on areas such as fraud, drugs and organised crime.

Dedicated Public Protection and cybercrime teams will focus on complex and growing areas of crime, such as child sexual exploitation and online crime, and will work alongside partners such as social care, health and education.

A new Domestic Abuse Prevention & Investigation Team will bring together all specialist domestic abuse resources, providing a consistent countywide service to support victims of domestic abuse.

We also work collaboratively with other police forces in a number of specialist areas, including roads policing, firearms, forensics, counter terrorism, training and many support services.


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