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Making the right moves on police reform

Police reform is a government success story. The police must use the fall in crime to improve the service they provide.

By Tara Macpherson  
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Is the time right for a Royal Commission on the police?

Police reform has become the Government’s most successful public service reform story. This has been a surprise to some.  Falling budgets and fewer police officers were meant to result in more villains creating havoc on our streets. In fact crime has fallen. It is now safer to live in England and Wales than it has been for more than thirty years. As the recommendations of the review into police pay and conditions come into effect, police officers will become fitter, more skilled and even more professionalised.

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