Tackling Knife Crime in Camden

MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to the letter I received from MOPAC dated 26th February.  How many additional detectives have been posted to the Violent Crime Unit in Camden?


Answer for Tackling Knife Crime in Camden

Answer for Tackling Knife Crime in Camden

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boroughs are structured to meet local priorities.

Camden does not have a Violent Crime Unit, it has a CID (Criminal Investigation Department) main office that deals with all major crimes, including non-domestic violent crimes, as well as frauds, thefts and serious damage. The current main office staffing level at Camden is 1 Detective Inspector, 6 Detective Sergeants and 36 Detective Constables.

The Community Safety Unit deals with violent hate and other non-violent offences and is staffed by 1 Detective Inspector, 3 Detective Sergeants and 15 Detectives Constables.