Home Office Research Report 61 describes the nature of neighbourhood policing partnerships between neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs), partner agencies and residents in six local areas which were identified as having a strongly embedded partnership approach. The research is based on interviews with local partners and focus groups with residents conducted in these six areas between January and August 2010.
The report sets out the perceived benefits of delivering neighbourhood policing in partnership and offers some advice to practitioners on how to work effectively in partnership, and how to overcome key barriers. The findings may also be informative for Police and Crime Commissioners in thinking about how local policing can best be delivered.
This research relates to an initiative that was set up under the previous Government.