HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc293-4W
22. Ian Lucas

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the role of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in community policing. [81620]

Jane Kennedy

It is the policy of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to promote community policing as a core function of all policing activity by gearing its service towards meeting locally identified priorities and needs. The Police Service has recently published a policy document, "Policing with the Community in Northern Ireland", which they are arranging to place on their website. I have placed a copy in the Library.

The Government have made clear its intention, through the coming policing legislation, to clarify the centrality of community policing in the work of PSNI and the Board's role in monitoring this.

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