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Report suggests Police should commute in uniform

Officers should wear uniforms on their way to and from work to increase police visibility and help reassure the public, a think tank has suggested.

The right-leaning Policy Exchange said in London that would equate to having an extra 1,200 officers on the streets.

The think tank also said millions of pounds would be saved if civilian staff did more jobs performed by officers.

Its report Cost of the Cops said improving the visibility and availability of officers to the public must be a "key strategic priority".

Luisa Baldini reports

  • 05 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK