[Sinn Fein]

23 September 1998

A Policing Service for a New Future

Speaking at a press conference to launch ``A Policing Service for a New Future'' the Sinn Fein submission to the Independent Commission on Policing, Sinn Fein spokesperson on Policing and Justice, Bairbre de Brun said:

``Sinn Fein has made a number of proposals regarding the composition, ethos, structure and organisation of the new policing service and a summery of these is contained at the end of our written submission.

There needs to be:

``The task is to create a new police service which is acceptable to all and which people from all sections of society will be happy to be part of or to work with closely. The most difficult aspect of this work will be ensuring the allegiance of those for whom the term police is synonymous with repression.''

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