Source: (2000) Oxfordshire: Thames Valley Police.

In this report, the Thames Valley Police describe their activities and initiatives for the year 1999-2000. According to the report, the main goal of the Thames Valley Police is to cooperate with communities to reduce crime, disorder, and fear. This report offers information about major crimes in the area, including information about murders, drug cases, and burglary rates. There is a chapter on reducing hate crimes that describes the community and race relations initiative that was launched by the Thames Valley Police to tackle the problem of intolerance. The report also describes other police-community partnerships undertaken during the year. One of these initiatives resulted in the "Fighting the Fear" campaign that focused on reducing community fear of crime while highlighting successful police operations. Also in this report is information about how the Thames Valley Police promote restorative justice through the use of restorative justice units and the newly created Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), which are designed to prevent juvenile criminal behavior. Information about the Force's Traffic Department is also offered in this report, as is information about the people who make up the police force. For those interested in joining the Thames Valley Police force, this report contains information about recruiting and about how to obtain more information on-line about careers in law enforcement. Finally, the report explains how calls to the police are handled and how crimes are recorded by the police. Statistical crime information is offered for notifiable offences that were recorded by the police. Abstract courtesy of National Criminal Justice Reference Service, www.ncjrs.org.


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