It's a bit like having firefighters walking the streets
to deter arsonists.
"The satisfaction you get from walking the streets
of your community is something that is as rewarding now as it was 29 years ago."
I can't help contrasting Ms Smith's remarks with those of another Labour female politician on the subject of walking the streets
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"I feel let down by the police because the person who did this to me is out walking the streets
while I'm stuck here."
Neighbourhood beat officers are walking the streets
of the Cardiff estate carrying out the door-to-door operation gathering information on local troublemakers and general concerns.
Luke Johnson, 13, and Liam Spencer, 11, were arrested after a motorist saw them walking the streets
of Yeovil, Somerset, with the 99p plastic replica guns last Friday night.
In an Instagram clip posted by Bieber's manager Scooter Braun, the Canadian artist was walking the streets
and swarming with a crowd of people to play the game.
And more than half felt the UK was less safe than a year ago - while 78 per cen did not feel safe walking the streets
"There is a murderer walking the streets
and you are trying to help Chris Gregg and her cover these things up."
Midland MP Jacqui Smith, who sparked a row over her own feelings about walking the streets
at night, acknowledged that serious offences had a knock-on effect on other people.
We still have hundreds of dirty dog owners walking the streets
who cannot be bothered to clean up after their dogs.