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Strengthened response to rural affairs

23 Jul 2018

All chief constables have committed to improving the work dedicated to tackling rural and wildlife crime, using partnership working and new insight provided by the National Rural Crime Survey.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Rural Affairs, Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor, said:

 “The results from the survey carried out by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) provide further insight into the concerns of rural communities. All police chiefs have committed to strengthening the response to rural and wildlife crime, focusing on the links to serious organised crime and with a lead officer in each force.  Lead officers form part of a network working with NRCN, National Farmers Union (NFU), and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APPC). 

“I encourage our rural communities to continue to be our eyes and ears, report crime and suspicious incidents, and engage with local police to help keep our rural areas safe and prosperous.”