New breed of police sleuths solving crime in Leeds in record time

Real time investigator James Birks with Chief Supt Paul Money and Coun Mick Coulson in the control room at Weetwood Police Station

Real time investigator James Birks with Chief Supt Paul Money and Coun Mick Coulson in the control room at Weetwood Police Station

2
Have your say

A new breed of police sleuths is helping to solve crimes in Leeds at record speeds – without leaving the office.

The so-called real-time investigators use high-tech intelligence databases to close the net on burglars often within minutes of break-ins.

Their introduction about six months ago has been credited with contributing to an unprecedented drop in burglary rates over the normally busy winter period.

 

Back to the top of the page