How long can we realistically sustain an overall decline in police numbers before the sh1t really hits the fan???
Originally posted on RetiredAndAngry:
I’m not sure that I know the answer but I fear it may be the former, but some important people have yet to come up with some important answers.
Time to update an old favourite., Our Shrinking Police Service.
Where were we? Oh yes, back in 2012 The attention-grabbing headline back then was that 5,000 Police Officers had disappeared into the ether in the previous 12 months. So, how are we doing today? Well since then a further 6,191 have followed them.
Since the evil coalition came to power they have reduced the 43 Forces from 143,770 to 127,909 or 15,861 (11%) Police posts have GONE.
Many commentators have reported this today, but there is a bigger picture that I have yet to see reported prominently.
Our proud Police Family also includes Support Staff (civvies), PCSOs and Specials. How are they doing?
- Pre-Coalition – 79,296
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A clear balanced and non emotive view on this week’s @MPSinTheSky Twitter debacle. ..
Originally posted on The Custody Record:
The matter revolves around complaints that the helicopter has received, across Twitter, from members of the public upset by the noise the helicopter makes. Such complaints are not uncommon. As a regular contributor to my own forces account I am well aware of how the tweet complaints / questions come in when the chopper is overhead someones home. They will vary from basic questions such as ‘what’s happening in x’ or concerns like ‘the helicopter is overhead. Should I be worried?’ We also get complaints about noise and these are predominantly at night. Nobody wants a disturbed nights sleep and the noise from the helicopters can upset many people.
Yet the crux of the issue is not the complaints that…
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