Rural Policing

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:59 am on 16th January 2001.

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Photo of Mr David Prior Mr David Prior Chief Executive & Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 9:59 am, 16th January 2001

Response times are one of the best value performance indicators in North Norfolk. When someone rings the police, he or she wants prompt service. For that reason, local senior officers feel that they cannot put people on the beat because they cannot make the response times. That is exactly the sort of issue that should be left to local police forces, rather than relying on a centralised overall performance indicator.