Following some recent burglaries in the more rural areas of our patch - it has come to our attention that some of our residents have heard some strange rumours about the police response to incidents and crimes. In particular, some people have heard that the police do not respond to reports of burglaries in progress.
We would like to take this opportunity to reassure all our residents that this is obviously not the case. All police officers are tasked to respond to such incidents as a matter of urgency and we have to date been able to arrest many suspects as a result of this kind of immediate response. If the police control room receives a call reporting a burglary in progress with intruders on the premises, the call would normally be graded as a grade 1 incident. Incidents of this kind will receive an immediate response from the nearest available mobile unit.
Police officers like nothing better than arresting criminals so if you do see suspicious persons, activity or vehicles and you believe that a crime may be in progress - don't hesitate to call it in immediately on 999.
If you require further information you can contact your local beat officers on 0116 222 2222 and leaving them a message using their ID numbers when prompted. All their details can be found on the Force website at www.leics.police.uk .