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Police Direct

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of Police Direct; and if he will make a statement. (75689)

Police Direct is a public messaging service provided by Suffolk Constabulary to residents currently in the west Suffolk area. It is now being rolled out across all of Suffolk. It is also being trialled by Surrey police in the north-west Surrey area. Police Direct uses the Police Message Broadcasting facility which is part of the national Police Portal managed by the Police Information Technology Organisation. Day-to-day running of Police Direct is a matter for the Chief Constables of Suffolk and Surrey who are responsible for the operational management of their force.