In the Media

Public could have say in priorities for local police

PUBLISHED April 5, 2004

The public could force police to concentrate on the crimes that most concern them, such as drunken yobs or noisy neighbours, under radical proposals to extend "people power" being considered by Downing Street.

Members of the public could be elected to new governing boards that would set local police priorities for the first time. Police commanders would then have to deploy officers to combat the crimes causing most concern.