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The belief that there was a disconnection between police forces and the communities they served and that this was responsible for eroding public trust and confidence in the police service underpinned the government’s decision to institute a fundamental change to the governance of policing. Accordingly, the 2011 Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act replaced police authorities with one directly-elected police and crime commissioner. This reform applied to all police forces in England and Wales with the exception of the two forces that operate in London (the Metropolitan Police Service and the City of London Police Force). Elections for these officials took place in November 2012 and they took office one week later.
This edition of Safer Communities focuses on this reform.