by Roger Harmer on December 12, 2011
I’m just back from another Police meeting with the community in Acocks Green this evening and its great to report that the news is good, with further substantial falls in crime across Acocks Green ward. The lastest data comparing 2011 with 2010 shows the following falls:
– and so far December has started with even bigger falls.
I’m a big fan of community policing and we have really high quality community policing in Acocks Green. Our Sergeant, Dave Mirams will be moving on to new duties in January, to be replaced by Sgt Matt Fellows. Dave has done a fantastic job in the past few years, as the crime figures demonstrate, and I wish him all the best for the future. Apart from Dave the rest of the local team will stay the same – and not be subject to any cuts in manpower – so I’m sure Matt will soon settle in to the role.
While the news is good, the advice from the Police is to be particularly careful at this time of year especially in two respects: