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Police: Enfield

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards delivering the policing pledge in Enfield. (256780)

All police forces across England and Wales, including the Metropolitan police, have now implemented the national Policing Pledge. This means that every citizen in Enfield and throughout England and Wales has a clear minimum standard of what to expect from their police force. The focus for forces now is ensuring that local pledges are in place and that the public know what they are entitled to.

The Policing Green Paper made it clear that the Home Office will now adopt a more strategic role, strengthening grassroots accountability and enhancing the role of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in providing public assurance about the quality of policing in all forces. Locally, if the public do not feel the commitments embodied in the pledge are being met they can raise this with the police themselves or through their police authority.