” Well can I just make a point about the numbers because people talk a lot about police numbers as if police numbers are the holy grail. But actually what matters is what those police are doing. It’s about how those police are deployed. “


” And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they’re able to do the job that the public want them to do. “


” We’re getting rid of bureaucracy, so that we’re releasing time for police officers to be crime fighters and not form writers. “


” What we’re also doing is helping police forces in terms of issues like procurement and IT, so that savings can be made in those areas which I think is the sort of thing that everybody is going to want us to be doing. “


” I believe it’s important that we ensure that the police have a modern and flexible workforce. I think that’s what is necessary, so that they can provide the public with the service that they want. “


” We are mandating forces to hold regular neighbourhood beat meetings. These meetings will give local people the chance to scrutinise the work of their local police. “


” People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What’s happening about the pub where all the trouble is? And the police will have to respond. “


” Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That’s the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy. “


” Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police. “


” I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas. “


” If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them. “



All 11 Theresa May Quotes about Police in picture


Well can I just make a point about the numbers because people talk a lot about police numbers as if police numbers are the holy grail. But actually what matters is what those police are doing. It
And it is crucial of course that chief constables are able to make decisions within their budgets about how they deploy their police officers to the greatest effect to ensure that they


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What we
I believe it
We are mandating forces to hold regular neighbourhood beat meetings. These meetings will give local people the chance to scrutinise the work of their local police.
People will be able to raise their concerns: what are local officers doing about the drug dealing in the local park? What
Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That
Just as the police review their operational tactics, so we in the Home Office will review the powers available to the police.
I am willing to consider powers which would ban known hooligans from rallies and marches and I will look into the powers the police already have to force the removal of face coverings and balaclavas.
If the police need more help to do their work, I will not hesitate in granting it to them.
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