In the Media

The changing face of policing

PUBLISHED April 27, 2005

The unveiling of a National Police Memorial follows a 10-year campaign by the Police Memorial Trust, set up in the wake of the shooting of WPc Yvonne Fletcher in 1984. Twenty-one years on, one police officer tells how the job has changed.

PC Norman Brennan, who serves with the Met Police, says the main difference between policing 20 years ago and now is simply that the UK is "a far more dangerous place".
"The streets of Great Britain are the most dangerous that we've policed since World War II," he told the BBC News website.