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Rethinking the emergency services split

Rethinking the emergency services split

Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, looks at the impact of the transfer of responsibility for the Fire and Rescue Service to the Home Office and the proposal for Police and Crime Commissioners to be able to take over governance of their local Fire and Rescue Service.

Poor people need more bobbies on the beat

Poor people need more bobbies on the beat

Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, sets out the case made by David Lammy MP in his recent report for Policy Exchange Low Crime for All. The report calls for a more visible police force, with a greater emphasis on foot patrols in poorer areas.

Six ways the police need to change

Six ways the police need to change

Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, sets out 6 ways in which the police need to change to maintain their effectiveness against a background of austerity. He proposes changes to the police estate, a greater focus on crime prevention, embracing new technology and increased collaboration with other emergency services.

Prison Works

Prison Works

Glyn Gaskarth, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, examines Nick Clegg’s recent speech saying that he wants fewer offenders to be sent to jail.

Elected Mayors: What could this mean for Police and Crime Commissioners?

Elected Mayors: What could this mean for Police and Crime Commissioners?

This week, the Chancellor announced new plans to introduce a directly elected Mayor for Greater Manchester, who will preside over a range of issues including transport, social care, housing and policing. In light of the announcement, Charlotte McLeod, Policy Exchange’s Crime & Justice Research Fellow considers what the future has in store for Police and Crime Commissioners.

Britain’s sink estates can – and must – be turned around

Britain’s sink estates can – and must – be turned around

Gavin Knight, author of our report The Estate We’re In, highlights how deprived estates can be successfully transformed from within by locally-minded, determined and creative individuals who catalyse huge change. Our report calls for politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade and uses case studies, such as those outlined in the blog, to extract best practice.

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