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Theresa May: 'Police have become disconnected'

Plans for a massive shake-up in policing in England and Wales have been outlined by Home Secretary Theresa May in the House of Commons.

A new national crime-fighting agency, to replace the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), is among the proposals.

In two years' time people will also be able to vote for locally-elected officials to oversee each police force.

Police have become "disconnected" from the communities they serve, Theresa May said.

  • 26 Jul 2010
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