Sergeant Alice Draper has taken over the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), following the retirement of Sergeant Street last July. This follows a Local Police Review and speaking to St Ives Town Council last week
Alice admitted that some things may change as resources are limited. She also said that The Police and Crime Commissioner is considering decriminalising parking (see parking report on back page), as the police do not have the resources to monitor it.
The Cambs Police website shows that the NPT consists of Alice and 7 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) to
police a large area stretching from the North of Ramsey, to Papworth Everard in the South, a population of around 85,000, more than a third of UK cities.

What can PCSO’s do

A PCSO can give someone a fixed-penalty notice, e.g. for littering, demand the name and address of someone being anti-social, take alcohol off a person aged under 18. A PCSO can also ask a police officer to arrest a person.