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A uniform approach to order maintenance: can police community support officers step in?

A uniform approach to order maintenance: can police community support officers step in? The police service in England and Wales is increasingly focusing upon crime detection with the result that the patrol function, including the vital aspect of order maintenance, is being neglected. This article explores the role of police community safety officers (PCSOs) and argues that it is necessary to equip them with sufficient legal powers to perform this task. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safer Communities Emerald Publishing

A uniform approach to order maintenance: can police community support officers step in?

Safer Communities , Volume 3 (4): 5 – Oct 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1757-8043
DOI
10.1108/17578043200400026
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Abstract

The police service in England and Wales is increasingly focusing upon crime detection with the result that the patrol function, including the vital aspect of order maintenance, is being neglected. This article explores the role of police community safety officers (PCSOs) and argues that it is necessary to equip them with sufficient legal powers to perform this task.

Journal

Safer CommunitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 2004

Keywords: Community support officers; Policing; Order maintenance; Police reform

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