New Landscape of Policing

The Home Affairs Committee has concluded its inquiry into the New Landscape of Policing and published its Report.


The Committee's report on the New Landscape of Policing was published on 23 September 2011 as the Fourteenth report of Session 2010-12, HC 939.

Additional written evidence has been published.

Government Response

The Government's Response (Cm 8223) was published in December 2011.

Terms of Reference

The Committee issued the following terms of reference on 9 March 2011:

• What progress has the Government made so far, and what further steps should it take, in driving:
a) More effective procurement in the police service
b) The removal of unnecessary bureaucracy in the police service
c) Greater collaboration between forces and other partners, from both the private and the public sectors?

• Which bodies should take on the functions of the National Policing Improvement Agency when it is phased out?
• What advantages/disadvantages would the new National Crime Agency, as proposed by the Government in Policing in the 21st Century, have over the existing Serious Organised Crime Agency?
• In addition to its principal focus on tackling organised crime, what other functions should the proposed new National Crime Agency undertake on behalf of police forces?  
• What should be the governance and accountability arrangements for the proposed new National Crime Agency?
• Where in the proposed new landscape would the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre best sit?
• What should be the role of ACPO in the new landscape?



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