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Call You and Yours: What are our police for?

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 31 January 2012

The police force has been described as the last unreformed public service. But with sweeping changes planned to the pay of police officers, reform is well and truly underway. Police numbers are already at their lowest level for a decade and forces are facing 20% cuts across the next four years.

There are also government plans to place a greater focus on the police's role in reducing anti-social behaviour. How do you feel the police will cope with this new role? Do you want our police to concentrate on catching criminals or should they be social workers too? If the core mission of the police remains to cut crime, will this be compromised? What do you think the police should be doing in your community? What role do you want our police to play?

03700 100 400 is the phone number, or you can e-mail via bbc.co.uk/radio 4/youandyours or text us on 84844 and we might call you back.

Presented by Peter White
Produced by Alex Lewis.

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