Sun, 11 Mar 2012
Liberal Democrat Spring Conference today endorsed Trusted, Professional and Effective: British Policing at its Best. It proposes a number of changes to police forces in England around three key areas, which will change the culture of police for the better:
“As an organisation, the police suffer from a lack of confidence and trust despite the fact that we have fantastic police officers who are dedicated, able and trying to do their best by the community they serve.
“Labour’s legislative assault on our civil liberties has been disastrous for the reputation of the police who enforced it. The Coalition Government is doing the right thing to undo the damage Labour did and restore public confidence.
“But we must do more. It is essential that we clear up Labour’s legacy and end people’s feeling that they are both over-policed and under-protected. Conference has today backed the Liberal Democrats’ vision on what is the right thing to do to restore public confidence in our police services.”