In the Media

New crime reporting system flawed, say police

PUBLISHED March 26, 2004

Scores of operational police officers have complained that the new Pinnacle crime recording centre at Strathclyde Police is affecting their ability to do their job.

The Herald yesterday revealed that there is a backlog of almost 2900 crime reports because of staff shortages at the centre. Senior officers said there are concerns that serious crimes could fall through the system and that crimes such as vandalism are not being fully investigated for up to two weeks because of the delays.