In the Media

Private 'police' confuse public

PUBLISHED April 28, 2004

Local policing is becoming fragmented by the growth of private patrols driven by residents' demands for more bobbies on the beat, researchers say.

A Leeds University study found the public confused about who does what in areas where private security staff work
The report, funded by the Rowntree Foundation, said there needed to be better supervision and co-ordination.