In the Media

Police fury over civilian workers

PUBLISHED May 19, 2004

Home Secretary David Blunkett is expected to get an angry reception at a police conference over plans to boost the numbers of civilian staff.

He will say civilian community support officers (CSOs) are a "non-negotiable element of modern policing".
Home Office minister Hazel Blears was jeered by delegates at the Police Federation Conference in Bournemouth on Tuesday when she defended their use.