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Crime commissioner Matthew Ellis reviews how police deal with burglaries

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: August 07, 2014

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A REVIEW of how police deal with burglaries in Staffordshire has taken place as part of ongoing work to make sure victims' needs are being put first.

The day-long review by the force was supported by the ethics, transparency and audit (ETA) panel – a group established by police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis.

The review turned the spotlight on five burglaries in Staffordshire and looked at how control room staff handled the call, officers' response, forensic examination of the scene, the detectives' investigation and whether victims were kept updated. Victims of each burglary were invited to give their feedback.

The commissioner set out a vision 12 months ago to put the needs of victims and witnesses at the heart of the criminal justice system. He has asked his deputy, Sue Arnold, to oversee a review and reform of services on his behalf.

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