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Learn more about the modern police, and how it's protecting you.

The modern police service is a varied, multi-layered, responsive institution working to ensure your safety.

Latest on this topic

  • Police funding settlement announced
    Police authorities in England and Wales have been told about future funding from central government.
    Published 13 December 2010
  • Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill
    This bill started its passage through Parliament on 30 November. It includes provisions to make the police service more accountable to local people by replacing invisible police authorities with directly elected police and crime commissioners.
    Published 1 December 2010
  • Guidance on part 2 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
    The new measures introduced in this guidance are intended to aid the police in helping to prevent sex offenders from committing harm. This document provides guidance on the practical use and application of these powers.
    Published 11 November 2010

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