Public Police and Security
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As society undergoes significant changes in the way it undertakes its security, this is a critical time in the UK for the public police and policing in general. Considering Shearing et al.’s (1980) argument – that state-led governance is not viable and that instead of looking into the past, the important thing is to devise a strategy which minimizes insufficiencies in security – with the security and policing of art in London, the public sector exists in the network as a number of nodes, one of these being the public police. In this post-policing security formation, the private sector is doing much of the securitization and policing within a matrix made up of nodes of divergent sizes and influence, which at times cooperate among themselves, and at other times compete with each other. However, as the only force in England and Wales with an Art and Antiques Unit, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) still takes a role.