Top cop knocks police comms

A new review of policing has criticised the police’s methods of communicating with communities.

Police: comms under fire
Police: comms under fire

Chief inspector of constabulary Sir Ronnie Flanagan's final report, published on 7 February, calls for 'greater improvement around information provision'.

Within the report, Flanagan reports that while crime has gone down, public confidence in the police has only marginally improved – the confidence rating for 2006/07 was 51 per cent, just one per cent more than the previous year.

Flanagan says that the current information provided by police forces 'does not provide what people actually want', and should include anecdotal information like the closure of crack houses and new services.



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