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Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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106Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing

(1)Arrangements shall be made in each police area for obtaining the views of people in that area about matters concerning the policing of the area and for obtaining their co-operation with the police in preventing crime in the area.

(2)Except as provided by subsections (3) to (7) below, arrangements for each police area shall be made by the police authority after consulting the chief constable as to the arrangements that would be appropriate.

(3)The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis concerning arrangements for the Metropolitan Police District; and the Commissioner shall make such arrangements after taking account of that guidance.

(4)The Commissioner shall make separate arrangements—

(a)for each London borough ;

(b)for each district which falls wholly within the Metropolitan Police District; and

(c)for each part of a district which falls partly within that District.

(5)The Commissioner shall consult the council of each London borough as to the arrangements that would be appropriate for the borough.

(6)The Commissioner shall consult the council of each such district as is mentioned in subsection (4)(b) above as to the arrangements that would be appropriate for the district.

(7)The Commissioner shall consult the council of each such district as is mentioned in subsection (4)(c) above as to the arrangements that would be appropriate for the part of the district for which it falls to him to make arrangements.

(8)The Common Council of the City of London shall issue guidance to the Commissioner of Police for the City of London concerning arrangements for the City; and the Commissioner shall make such arrangements after taking account of that guidance.

(9)A body or person whose duty it is to make arrangements under this section shall review the arrangements so made from time to time.

(10)If it appears to the Secretary of State that arrangements in a police area are not adequate for the purposes set out in subsection (1) above, he may require the body or person whose duty it is to make arrangements in that area to submit a report to him concerning the arrangements.

(11)After considering the report the Secretary of State may require the body or person who submitted it to review the arrangements and submit a further report to him concerning them.

(12)A body or person whose duty it is to make arrangements shall be under the same duties to consult when reviewing arrangements as when making them.

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