The Detective Chief Inspectors based in each LPA oversee the work of Detective Inspectors who manage the crime investigations for the area.
Many CID officers, who were previously based in central HQ departments, now form part of each LPA, bolstering the number of officers dealing with crime. There is a reactive team, dealing with crime investigations and a proactive team responsible for targeting our most prolific offenders and bringing them to justice.
Crimes such as rape and serious violence are now investigated by locally based specialists, who will continue to provide enhanced services for victims but with a greater response time and understanding. Training will also be given to officers who have previously not specialised in investigating this type of crime, meaning more officers available to support victims.
Many aspects of public protection are also being dealt with by locally based officers, including child and vulnerable adult cases and high risk domestic abuse investigations.