February 9th, 2011

Would you Adam & Eve it

Posted in The Job - General by 200

As police drag the bottom of even more barrels in efforts to save money, several forces have hit upon another spiffing idea to save some cash.

Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Police are to do away with personal visits for firerams certificate renewals. For many years, when a firearms certificate is due for renewal, the gun-licence owner has received a visit at home from a firearms licencing officer who makes sure no circumstances have changed which would  make the police withhold the licence renewal.

The forces reckon they can save money by not visiting licence-holders, instead they will give them a call on the old dog & bone & renew the licence over the phone. Presumably, the word of the gun owner to say that everything is hunky-dory, the gun is still afe & secure & that he hasn’t had a raging mental breakdown, will be good enough to let him keep the gun/s for another five years.

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said that only 0.2% of visits lead to a certificate being withdrawn.

Essex Police will do things differently, they’re gonna renew the licences by writing to people.

Should save a few quid & they can sack some firearms staff. Let’s hope the 0.2% that would have had their certificates removed don’t include another one of these.

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