‘Beat Police’ answer to crime-hit poor and deprived, says think-tank report

Oct 2, 2015

“Tottenham MP David Lammy is calling for a radical overall of the capital’s ‘Beat Police’ – with an extra 2,400 on foot patrol in high crime areas as a top priority just as the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) considers proposals to scrap all 1,000 of its volunteer PCSOs.

“The ‘walk the walk’ message – delivered in his report for Policy Exchange’s Capital City Foundation research unit – found London has one of the lowest police presences in the country, the 39th ‘worst’ score of the 43 forces in England and Wales.

“Just one in ten MPS officers are ‘visible and available’ to the public at any one time, the report, ‘Low crime for all: How to reduce crime for London’s communities, claims.”

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