Recent Developments in Community Policing



In the last year or two there has been a quiet revolution in British policing. This has been a result, in part, of a policy of chief police officers to realign operational policing to contemporary needs. This has involved a deliberate attempt to shift the policing paradigm from a narrow conception of police enforcement to a broader conception of police service. The main vehicle for this change has been the influential Strategic Policy Document published by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the development within this document of the idea of ‘quality of service’ (ACPO, 1990).


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