PCSO News in Brief

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On the Beat’s Pick of PCSO and Policing Stories from the past 7 days… Police news Commissioner Vows to Restore PCSO Numbers Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe on Wednesday promised to end a recruitment… Continue reading

Revealed: PCSO Stress Soars As Police Cut Back

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Widespread cuts to policing budgets across the country are putting community officers under increased pressure and stress.

What are the Police for? Episode 2 – Review

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Mark Easton’s second instalment focused on the relationship between the police and the public. Popular approaches to policing range from that in the Sweeney and that in Dixon of Dock Green. Easton’s question… Continue reading

PCSO News in Brief

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OntheBeat101’s pick of policing stories over the last week… Police News – The Biggest policing stories of the past 7 days This week the Met Police Launched Trident Gang Crime Command – a… Continue reading

What are the Police for? – Review

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Onthebeat101 reviews the Radio4 feature on the future of the police force, which was perfectly timed to coincide with Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement on remuneration on Monday. (Listen again here) What is… Continue reading

The Origins of Community Policing

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Picture: Flickr: cwwycoff1 The origins of community policing lie in research that took place in the USA from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, necessitated by the social upheaval of the time.… Continue reading

Policing Cuts – Have Your Say! Vote now!

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Policing budgets are being slashed by around 20% – will that mean the frontline suffers? Will less money mean fewer officers on the beat? Or can all the savings be achieved by making… Continue reading

Police officers and PCSOs…. friends or enemies?

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The first time I opened the Manchester Evening News after arriving back up here for Christmas I came across this very interesting article: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1467743_greater-manchester-police-to-recruit-200-new-staff—-as-thousands-of-jobs-are-axed In it, Greater Manchester police chief Peter Fahy has… Continue reading

Are PSCOs facing abolishment? Listen to our interview with a PCSO

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As promised, here is the brief clip with James, the PCSO from Islington. With a little help from my superb audio technician, I have uploaded the soundbite so it’s nice and simple to… Continue reading

Policing Review Launched

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A review of policing was launched today by former head of the Met Police Lord Stevens. 50 years on from the last review, the Independent Commission on the Future of Policing will look… Continue reading

Are PCSOs Facing Abolition?

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“£86m bill for “plastic police” who issue one fine every two years” (full article here) was a headline in a February 2009 Evening Standard. And now we hear that the Conservative government‘s spending cuts… Continue reading