RUSI JournalVolume 155Issue 2members only

Responding in a Modern World: An Investigation into UK Policing Structures


Reform of current UK policing structure is well overdue. Forces should be merged to increase national co-ordination and the Association of Chief Police Officers needs to be independently reviewed

With an evolving and increasingly integrated range of domestic threats, reform of the UK police is long overdue. Margaret Gilmore investigates calls for a smaller number of larger forces, and examines the status of the Association of Chief Police Officers – an increasingly influential private company, which its own senior officers believe would benefit from more independent oversight.  

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Margaret Gilmore

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