HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)
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POLICE ARE ADAPTING THEIR TACTICS TO THE CHANGING NATURE
Police forces cannot plan for a quiet world and must swiftly adapt in real-time to protests that pose risks to public safety, a report by H.M. Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found today.
HMIC’s 2009 reports, Adapting to Protest and Adapting to Protest - Nurturing the British Model of Policing, balanced human rights with keeping the peace during the digital age, when social media and mobile phones enable demonstrators to organise and change their plans quickly.
Today’s review considers the implications of the British model, built on “toe-totoe” policing – the principle that officers should police amongst the people without barriers or obstructions.
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