"Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has criticised plans to replace traditional beat bobbies with police community support officers (PCSOs)."Full BBC news story here
Could we see this happening in Thames Valley?
Is such a move a prelude to outsourcing PCSOs to a private sector supplier...?
You can replay my live microblogging of the South Yorkshire Police Authority meeting by using the hashtag #sypameeting on twitter. Some tweets from SYPA there too.