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Scheme cuts officer time spent at hospitals with detainees

An 'innovative' scheme that uses private security staff to support police detainees or people during mental health episodes has saved the equivalent of 10 weeks of officer time in three months.

Devon and Cornwall PCC Alison Hernandez

Devon and Cornwall PCC Alison Hernandez

Date - 6th September 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
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Devon and Cornwall Police, among other forces, were looking for ways to reduce the time spent by officers at hospital with those who have been arrested or who are in mental health crisis and are awaiting assessment by a specialist. Following a...
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