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Should the Number of Police Forces be Reduced?

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The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, yesterday stated his agreement in favour of a radical reform of the police service.

The commissioner said that the country’s patchwork of police forces had left a situation where some small forces struggled to fight 21st century crime that was often international in character.

Sir Paul Stephenson agreed with the views of Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, who said there should be as few as nine regional police forces.

The commissioner has said that any reform of the police service had to address the threats of major organised crime and neighbourhood officers.

“We need to be capable of tackling homicide, the big cases, e-crime, serious organised crime and terrorism. But you cannot do that at the expense of local policing. We’ve got to do both.”

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