Source: (2001) Relational Justice Bulletin. December (12):8. Downloaded 14 May 2003The Isle of Man is a small independent island of around 73,000 people in the middle of the Irish Sea. Robert Jeavons is Chair of the Isle of Man Police Consultative Forum. As Jeavons states, in response to public demand, renewed efforts have been made in the last several years to reestablish community policing – an approach to policing emphasizing local initiatives and solutions within broad national policies and priorities. Jeavons describes the process of public consultation in the development of community policing, and he speculates on the potential benefits of this approach for the people of the Isle of Man.