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NCJ Number: 62549 Find in a Library
Title: LONDON - COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS-REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1978 - ENGLAND
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 130
Sponsoring Agency: Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Norwich, NR3 1GN,
Pendragon House, Inc
Campbell, CA 95008
Sale Source: Pendragon House, Inc
2898 Joseph Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: STATISTICS AND OPERATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR THE LONDON METROPOLITAN POLICE DISTRICT FOR 1978.
Abstract: CRIME FELL MARGINALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS, BUT THE LONDON POLICE HAD TO DEAL WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCESSIONS, AND INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES, AND ALTHOUGH THERE WERE EFFORTS BY POLITICAL EXTREMISTS TO EXACERBATE RACIAL TENSIONS AND ALIENATE MINORITY COMMUNITIES FROM THE POLICE, THERE WERE SIGNS OF IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE COMMUNITY. A REDUCTION IN THE OVERALL NUMBER OF ROAD ACCIDENTS WAS MARRED BY AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES. FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE POLICE SERVICE, THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENT WAS THE GRANTING OF A PAY RAISE TO METROPOLITAN POLICE WHICH LED TO AN UPSURGE IN RECRUITMENT TO THE FORCE AND A REDUCTION IN TURNOVER. EFFORTS HAVE CONTINUED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS IN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS TO PROVIDE MORE PERSONNEL FOR STREET DUTY. PLANNING CONTINUED FOR THE NEW COMPUTERIZED SYSTEM OF COMMAND AND CONTROL, WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE COMMISSIONING OF COMMAND CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE METROPOLITAN AREA AND WILL INCORPORATE COMPUTER-AIDED DISPATCH, MESSAGE-SWITCHING, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND AUTOMATIC VEHICLE-LOCATION SYSTEMS, AND A REDESIGNED RADIO AND LINE NETWORK. THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SYSTEM WILL NECESSITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW COURSES TO TRAIN PERSONNEL IN THE USE OF THE NEW EQUIPMENT. IN THE AREA OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, EXISTING SCHOOL PROGRAMS WERE UPDATED AND INTENSIFIED. A CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED TO PREPARE OFFICERS FOR THEIR SCHOOL VISITS. THE MAIN THRUST OF THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAM IS IN THE HANDS OF 22 POLICE COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICERS. GRAPHIC AND TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Crowd control; England; Police community relations; Police personnel; Police school relations; Police statistics
Note: PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT BY COMMAND OF HER MAJESTY, JUNE 1979
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