A new arson investigation unit has been created
following a review of how the SaferPeterborough partnership tackles
arson, identifies offenders and brings them to
Based within the SaferPeterborough partnership’s community
safety section at Bayard Place in the city centre, the team is made
up of a fire investigator, detective sergeant and an arson
To assist the new team with their investigations, the
partnership has purchased a number of covert cameras that can be
used to detect arsonists.
UPDATE: 5 March 2013 A Government minister has
praised Peterborough for helping victims of domestic violence get
See full press release and video here.
UPDATE: 12 February 2013 There has been a
spate of fires being set in wheelie bins, discarded furniture and
some vehicles, across the city. We have teamed up with other
agencies, including the fire service to tackle this problem. You
can help to prevent these types of offences, by ensuring that
wheelie bins are not left in the street after collection, or if
they are full, kept in a safe place until they can be emptied.
Report any discarded furniture to the local authority so they can
make arrangements to collect it. We are also working with youths
both in and out of schools to educate them about the dangers of
setting fires and asking them to be vigilant when out and about.
Please report any suspicious activity around fires to the Police on