No time for community policing anymore’ is a telling quote from one PCSO who responded to UNISON’s survey on the impact of government cuts on neighbourhood policing. This report describes the results of the survey. It is the latest in a series of reports on PCSO cuts which UNISON has published. This series aims to bring to the attention of the public and politicians the reality of what is happening to community policing before it is too late. We will continue to stand up for, and support, our PCSO members in the very difficult circumstances in which they are now working.
The survey shows that government cuts continue to take their toll on the ability of police forces in England to deliver community policing where it matters – on the streets for local people.