Officers from India in Calderdale on learning visit

Police officers from India at a meeting with local police and residents at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road.
Police officers from India at a meeting with local police and residents at Bailiff Bridge Community Centre, Victoria Road.
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Police officers travelled to Calderdale from India to learn more about British policing methods.

They were particularly interested in how to reduce levels of force required in policing as well as community policing, partnership working, environmental strategies, crime mapping and anti-corruption.

The foreign officers were given a guided tour of Halifax Police Station and visited the division’s intelligence unit, Calderdale’s anti-social behaviour unit, the Halifax Initiative, the area’s CCTV unit and Calderdale Women Centre.

They were also taken to Bailiff Bridge Community Centre and memorial gardens and to Todmorden to see the Incredible Edible project.

Calderdale Police’s divisional commander Chief Superintendent Chris Hardern said: “I was very impressed with the group’s enthusiasm and their interest in how we police in the UK. Hosting foreign officers is a vital experience for both sides as it is an opportunity for us to learn from each other.”

Abhinav Kumar, one of the officers who visited, said he liked how well local policing was integrated with the other agencies and the community.