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Community Policing

Volume 457: debated on Friday 23 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2007, Official Report, column 515W, on community policing, to whom the term others refers in relation to neighbourhood policing teams. (121781)

Tackling the public’s community safety concerns is not solely a policing issue; neighbourhood policing teams must work with other community safety partners in order to tackle local issues effectively.

It is for the chief constable of each force to determine, based on an assessment of local circumstances and concerns, the appropriate mix of police officers, police community support officers and other partners in each neighbourhood policing team, but non-police members might include, for example, neighbourhood managers and wardens, housing managers, youth workers and representatives of the voluntary and community sectors.