Neighbourhood watch is the key

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asbos and other ideas though good in theory have proven bad in practice.

What is needed is better neighbourhood watches replacing community support officers. These have no use as they have become glorified parking wardens.

We also need a complete rethink on neighbourhood policing. When 13 officers turn up at a petty domestic and we see police sat idle waiting at bus gates to catch motorists, it is manpower waste that should be looking at. Also the beaurocratic back room staff doing useless paperwork.

Anthony Rodgers, Shirecliffe Road, S5