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Police: Greater Manchester

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of neighbourhood policing schemes in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport. (279775)

Neighbourhood policing provides high visibility, reassurance policing in all communities in England and Wales, including Tameside and Stockport, establishing local priorities with local people by engaging with the community on the issues which matter most to them. There are four neighbourhood policing teams in Thameside Division and four teams in Stockport Division.

HMIC has inspected every force in England and Wales to assess their capabilities in delivering Neighbourhood Policing and Developing Citizen Focus. HMIC’s assessment is that all forces, including the Greater Manchester police who cover Tameside and Stockport, have met this standard.