Where to now for the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme?
John Briggs, Operations Director of First Security writes his first of a new series of blogs exclusively for Infologue.com. This month John looks at the future of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme.
Here, John looks at the future of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS) and asks what’s in store during this transition period as policing levels come under increased scrutiny.
Figures revealed by the Observer (10 March 2012), obtained by the shadow home office using freedom of information requests to all 43 police constabularies in England and Wales, have shown that “the jobs of several thousand front line officers have been lost as forces undertake the task of imposing the 20% of cost savings that have to be made by 2014-15.”
Setting aside any political motivations behind the release of such information, which has naturally raised public concern, for those of us in the manned security industry, it serves to reinforce the importance of maintaining close links with the police, during a period where, at best, policing levels may plateau but are certainly unlikely to increase.
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