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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Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Policing Team posted on Facebook: "These patrols will be ongoing until those responsible are caught or until the attacks stop.
"PCSOs are the heart of neighbourhood policing, and yet they are being stripped back in most forces.
"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.northumbria.police.uk
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "These events provide retailers with the opportunity to discuss community issues with the Neighbourhood Policing Team.
He said: "Neighbourhood policing is dying on the beat.
Mr McNulty was speaking after inspection reports assessing how each of the 43 forces was adapting to neighbourhood policing were published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Bill Weightman, Chairman for Merseyside Police Authority said: "Merseyside Police were one of the first to embrace neighbourhood policing, and have received national recognition as forerunners in improving quality of service and crime reduction.
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.
Plans to base further neighbourhood policing teams in community centres and other non-traditional police stations in the West Mid-land were revealed yesterday.
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.
The chief Constable of Gwent Police believes neighbourhood policing could crack Britain's new terrorist threat.

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