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Neighbourhood Policing

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to publicise the implementation of neighbourhood policing during the next 12 months. (95049)

We are working closely with police forces and authorities to publicise the implementation of neighbourhood policing at both national and local level. As there is no standard model of neighbourhood policing, the lead rightly rests with police forces and authorities so that the publicity can be tailored to reflect local circumstances.

I and my ministerial colleagues are undertaking an on-going series of visits to local neighbourhood policing teams and their partners to help raise awareness of progress to date. In addition, a forthcoming TV documentary series will highlight the valuable contribution which PCSOs make to the delivery of neighbourhood policing.