January 27th, 2010

Policing by public opinion

Posted in The Job - General by 200

North Wales Police are doing their bit to up the public confidence stakes in their area.

They’ve gone over to black polo shirts, baseball caps & combat trousers, much the same as a lot of forces. Generally, this is because the uniforms are more fit for the running after burglars & rolling around the streets with drunks & ne’er-do-wells, which the old helmet, shirt, jacket & tie weren’t.

North Wales are doing a public survey to see what the good folk of North Wales think about the new uniforms. They deny they are seeking approval or that things will change if the public decide they don’t like the new look.

I wonder how quickly things will change if they find that public confidence has dropped as a result of the new uniforms.

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