My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
Posts by Alison Hernandez
Alison Hernandez is the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and a former Torbay councillor.Follow @
The value of the clear democratic link between the public and the police is becoming understood.
A culture of learning from failure is needed.