This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A worrying prelude or just an operational response to the circumstances?

"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. 


  1. Anonymous14/4/12 21:48

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