Evaluating the new architecture of policing: the College of Policing and the National Crime Agency - Home Affairs Contents

9  Conclusion

86. Since 2010 the Home Secretary has set out an ambitious plan for the new landscape of policing, with some organisations being abolished and others created and with functions being reallocated. Her aim was to declutter the landscape and to ensure that policing was able to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We consider that she was right to embark on this journey. It is too early to say if all the changes meet this test, especially as the changes have been initiated during a period of austerity. Furthermore, it is far from clear that if we have been left with fewer organisations. We hope that it will be a priority for our successor Committee to monitor and evaluate this development.

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