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The current structure for Nottinghamshire Police’s local policing and crime command has been in effect since Tuesday 2 April 2018.

Following a period of consultation internally and with key strategic partners and stakeholders, Chief Constable Craig Guildford approved the proposal to move towards a more geographic force model that provides dedicated policing services for the city and county, based in the communities they serve.

The structure also re-affirms the earlier commitment made by the Chief Constable, and Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping to increase the number of frontline constables with many of the additional officers being committed to supporting elements of the new structure.

Many of the principles of the structure have come about following the Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan announced in early 2018, providing an additional £2.8 million for our 2018/19 budget to be invested in 80 additional officers. The plan also recognises public concerns about issues such as knife crime and crime in rural areas, with investment towards resources and equipment for both, alongside providing dedicated teams to target prison investigations, modern slavery, cyber crime and mental health triage.

You, the public, will see the benefit of the geographic focus with dedicated area commanders overseeing the neighbourhood policing teams, response officers, integrated offender management, prisoner handling teams, and detectives that include a dedicated burglary team.  The geographic policing areas will be headed by Superintendent Andrea Baxter (City) and Superintendent Ian Roberts (County).

Each neighbourhood area will also include dedicated schools officers to deliver sessions on topics such as antisocial behaviour, cyber security, online abuse and bullying, along with other topics that are of specific interest or relevance to that area.

Of our structure, Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: "By moving to a more geographically-focused local policing model provides us with the opportunity for our officers in neighbourhoods, response and local investigations to work more closely together and more effectively to tackle those issues of most concern to our communities as identified in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.  This reinforces our commitment to neighbourhood-based policing.

“We are also now additionally able to have dedicated officers looking into priority areas such as knife crime and rural crime and supports the pledge made by myself and the Police and Crime Commissioner to continue increasing the number of police constables for Nottinghamshire".

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: "A great deal of hard work and consultation went into this structure. I'm confident that the structure and the new appointments will really make a difference.

You can view the new local policing and crime command structure below.