Skip to main content

Policing: Information

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

18. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to improve the availability of information on local policing resources and performance to local communities. (199741)

Since 2006 police authorities have had a statutory responsibility to produce an annual Local Policing Summary.

In addition, the publication of the Police Performance Assessments for 2007-08, will include assessments of local priorities and resources and efficiency.

The Government are committed to making consistent, monthly local information on crime available which will include data on crime and community safety issues and what local agencies are doing to tackle priorities.

Furthermore, from April 2008 every household across the country now has a dedicated police team to solve local problems. As we move into the next phase of neighbourhood policing, we will be consulting on a new Policing Pledge. Introduced everywhere later this year, it will set out a national standard on what people can expect from the police, underpinned in each area by a set of local priorities, agreed by people in each neighbourhood.