In the Media

Blunkett heralds return of 'local bobbies'

PUBLISHED November 10, 2004

The home secretary, David Blunkett, today announced plans for every neighbourhood in England and Wales to have a designated local policing team within two years.

Making a statement to the Commons on a white paper being published today on police reform, Mr Blunkett said the plan would involve 2,000 new police community support officers (CSOs) being recruited, using £50m of newly allocated money.