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Superintendent calls out 'completely unacceptable' assaults on staff

Superintendent calls out 'completely unacceptable' assaults on staff

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:43am 16th January 2020.

More police officers have been attacked in Aylesbury Vale, so now action is being taken.

The area's Superintendent, Mike Loebenberg, has condemned assaults on his staff.

He started tweeting about incidents not long after taking on the role last year.

Mike told us:

"My officers, my staff, will always be the first to run towards danger and protect the public.

"In circumstances where they get assaulted, that is really an assault on wider society, it prevents them from doing their jobs in the future to the best to their ability."

Now there is an effort to try and stop this from happening and when it does, to bring offenders to justice.

Supt. Loebenberg said:

"We are rolling body-worn video out more widely.

"All of our PCSOs will have access to cameras in addition to the police officers here.

"We are also making taser more available to our staff."

Having video from officers helps to secure more convictions, while taser use has increased, mainly as a deterrent, in cases across the Thames Valley.

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