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ACPO comment on Baroness Newlove report on active communities

29 Mar 2011

The national lead on neighbourhood policing says working with local people and partners is key to building safer neighbourhoods

ACPO lead for Neighbourhood Policing, Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Donald said:

“Empowering local people to take responsibility, to challenge professionals as well as being active in their communities is a key part of building safer neighbourhoods.

“This report captures the next practical steps for local people, public agencies and Government in ensuring local services solve problems, are responsive to community needs, and build on the passion and determination of many volunteers, residents and professionals. I welcome the common sense and practical recommendations made by Baroness Newlove which bring together many examples of what works in local communities and what doesn’t. The key point is that many of these examples are being achieved without a big price tag.

“The police accept the challenge to build on the success of neighbourhood policing and recognise they have an important role in many of the recommendations being made.”

ENDS

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