§ Mr. Brittan
I know that the police are anxious to be readily available to meet the policing needs of the community. The deployment of his manpower is the responsibility of the chief officer of police of each area. It is, therefore, for him to decide whether his officers can serve the community better by being deployed in police stations or, as will often be the case, on patrol duties. Police "offices", not calling for the full resources of a police station, may also provide a valuable and economic point of contact with the community.