Liaison officers face chops and changes

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NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch liaison officers across the county will be axed next month.

Ten posts and one administrative role will go as Herts Police Authority overhauls the service to help shave £36million from its budget over the next four years.

Instead, neighbourhood teams, which include police officers and PCSOs, will take on responsibility of the service.

The role of liaison officers includes setting up neighbourhood watches with residents and connecting them to the online police OWL system, which sends out crime bulletins to subscribers.

Herts Police spokesman Annabel Maghie said: “What it will mean is the day-to-day stuff will be done by the Safer Neighbourhood Team.”

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