Police

Home Department written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her definition of a front line police officer is.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office

Frontline police officers are those who are directly involved with the delivery of core operational policing. Examples of roles considered as front line include: Burglary, CID, Firearms, Community Safety, Dogs, Drugs, Foot/Car/Beat Patrol, Neighbourhood Policing, Hate Crime, Mounted Police, Special Branch, Marine, Air, Underwater, and Vice.

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