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Community—police relations: support officers in low-income neighbourhoods

Caroline Paskell

in Securing an urban renaissance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348159
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303329 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348159.003.0009
Community—police relations: support officers in low-income neighbourhoods

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This chapter introduces police community support officers (PCSOs), who have been rolled out across the English and Welsh police forces through Home Office initiatives. It outlines the development, introduction, and character of this policing initiative and describes how the PCSOs interact with police, staff, and residents of low-income neighbourhoods. The chapter examines the establishment of various PCSO schemes across a range of deprived neighbourhoods, and links these policing initiatives to processes of urban regeneration.

Keywords: PCSOs; Home Office; policing initiative; community police; low-income neighbourhoods; urban regeneration; England; Wales

Chapter.  6108 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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