Police: Rural Areas

Home Office written question – answered on 17th May 2018.

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the cost of policing rural areas compared to urban areas.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office has not made an assessment of these relative costs. It is a matter for Chief Constables to determine the most effective policing model for their police force area, taking into account local conditions and priorities.

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