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Policing White Paper

Delyn MP David Hanson has today helped to launch a new Policing White Paper, which sets out a new programme of measures to help the police work smarter to fight crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and further increase public confidence.

The policing white paper will make the police more accountable to the public and deliver significant cost savings by working better in partnership and improving efficiency.

Protecting the public: supporting the police to succeed builds on the successful reforms in the 2008 policing green paper that have put the public at the heart of policing. This has been achieved through neighbourhood policing, the single confidence target, the policing pledge and the ‘Justice seen, justice done’ campaign.

The white paper sets out a programme that includes: £2.5m to improve working between police and councils to identify and tackle antisocial behaviour; new police ‘report cards’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to give the public a clear view on the quality of police services in their area from March 2010; and legislating to provide PCSOs with extra powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.

David Hanson said:

“As Policing Minister and MP for Delyn I very much welcome the programme set out in this new White Paper.

“The measures included are focused on supporting and protecting the public, strengthening accountability, cutting bureaucracy, and boosting productivity by working smarter.

“Crime has come down by over a third in the last twelve years and I am committed to making Flintshire an even safer place for people to live and work.

“If constituents would like more information about the White Paper then please contact my office on 01352 763159.”