Police forces relying on civilians to investigate murder and rape new figures

Police are relying on an increasing number of civilians to investigate major crimes including homicides and sexual assault, prompting fears that public safety could be put at risk.  The Metropolitan Police and Merseyside Police admitted hiring retired detectives to solve crimes in an echo of the BBC TV series New Tricks in which former police officers are brought back to solve difficult cases. Other forces have signed contracts worth millions of pounds a year with… Figures obtained by The Sunday Telegraph under Freedom of Information legislation from 10 police forces reveal hundreds of civilian staff have been trained to work on serious investigations including child abuse and terrorism offences.

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