Policing white paper
On 2 December 2009, the Home Secretary published a new programme of measures to help the police work smarter to fight crime, tackle anti-social behaviour and boost public confidence.
The policing white paper will make the police more accountable to the public and deliver significant cost savings by working better in partnership, improving efficiency and standardising procurement.
Protecting the public: supporting the police to succeed builds on the successful reforms in the 2008 policing green paper that have put the public at the heart of policing through neighbourhood policing, the single confidence target, the policing pledge and the ‘Justice seen, justice done’ campaign.
The white paper sets out a programme that includes:
- supporting the public and meeting their expectations
- protecting the public
- strengthening accountability
- continuing to cut bureaucracy
- boosting police productivity through working smarter
The white paper was published on the same day as the government’s reducing bureaucracy in policing advocate Jan Berry released her first year report Reducing bureaucracy in policing.