community policing

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community policing

the assigning of the same one or two police officers to a particular area so that they become familiar with the residents and the residents with them, as a way of reducing crime.
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PCSOs are the heart of neighbourhood policing, and yet they are being stripped back in most forces.
A spokesman for the Eston neighbourhood policing team said: "If the area continues to receive a lot of anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and thefts, dispersal orders will be issued when required.
Anyone who witnessed anyone behaving suspiciously in the area or with information about who may be responsible is asked to call Kirklees Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team via 101.
The Morpeth neighbourhood policing team can be contacted on 101 ext 69191, or via the force website at www.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "These events provide retailers with the opportunity to discuss community issues with the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Now one in five have been axed since the general election, striking at the heart of neighbourhood policing.
Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones pledged his support to neighbourhood policing and added: "PCSOs are an integral part of the local policing team.
PCSO Sally Mulvaney, from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: We have also recently set up an early warning network throughout the community, which consists of key players such as residents, licensees and councillors, who act as the eyes and ears for ourselves and alert us to any potential anti social issues so we can act swiftly.
She said: "Across the West Midlands, neighbourhood policing is now moving into its third year and it really has revolutionised the way we involve and include our communities in the job of day-today policing.
At a meeting held at the West Midlands Police headquarters in Lloyd House, Birmingham, members of the West Midlands Police Authority heard how every Operational Command Unit (OCU) in the force would receive funding to contribute to neighbourhood policing.
The initiative is the latest part of the Government's National Neighbourhood Policing Programme, which will be phased in across Wales and England by April 2008.

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