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Chapter 13: Community Policing on the Ground: Developments in Britain
Over the past 10 year the police service in Britain has undergone a substantial program of reform. This process has been based on a reform agenda drawn up by both the police and the government, who share a common objective of improving the quality of police service and customer satisfaction. Although the publications and official declarations relating to this process use the term community policing fairly infrequently, they contain many references to the concept of a greater working partnership between the police and the public.
The impetus for reform can be seen as deriving from a number of different sources. In particular, recent changes can be viewed as the product of ...