The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in Birmingham to launch his party's campaign for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
He's promised to fight against plans to slash the number of officers on our streets. Although Labour opposed the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales, Mr Miliband says that elections scheduled for November will be very important for the future of the police service.
Speaking in Birmingham he said:
Labour's shadow home secretary, Yvette Cooper, also spoke, accusing the Government of undermining the police.
Police and Crime Commissioners will be tasked with cutting crime.
The Home Office says the new role will provide "stronger and more transparent accountability" to the police and make forces answerable to the communities they serve.