In the Media

Labour plans local police teams

PUBLISHED March 9, 2005

Tony Blair and Home Secretary Charles Clarke are to join London officers on duty to highlight Labour spending plans of £340m on police over three years.

The cash would pay for dedicated policing teams in every neighbourhood in England and Wales, including 24,000 community support officers (CSOs).
The Tories said the move would not halt rising crime and said CSOs lacked the training and powers of "real police".