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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Future of Policing

The future of policing is on the agenda again in the context of budget cuts. Sir Denis O'Connor, Her Majesties Chief Inspector of Constabulary (and champion of Neighbourhood Policing) has published "Valuing Policing. Policing in the Age of Austerity " I will be reading it in the next couple of days. The video above is obviously produced in the Netherlands. When I was carrying out Home Office sponsored research in the early 1990s into vehicle crime from the angle of police, insurance, registration authority, manufacturers, MOT etc information systems the Netherlands was about 10-15 years ahead of the UK as far as integration of systems were concerned, so a I expect that this is almost reality now, I will have to visit again soon.

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