November 12th, 2011

Sounds like a plan

Posted in The Job - General by 200

You’ve got to admire the audacity of some coppers.

Officers from Derbyshire Police came up with an idea to make their job a little bit easier.

Instead of sending front line officers on pointless arrest enquiries when they spend half the shift knocking on doors in a fruitless search for easy arrests of wanted people (thus getting the arrest figures up), they sent them all letters saying they had been selected for a promotional offer. All they had to do was ring a marketing company (i.e. a little office at the local nick) and they would be entitled to some free beer provided they could supply a date, time and location for the beer to be dropped off.

Nineteen hapless twats from the area fell for the sting and were arrested, saving hours of police time and meaning more burglary victims could be dealt with in under 3 days.

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  1. Tony F says:

    Me sir! Me! I know the answer to this one, it will be in the small print of the ‘human’ rights act. If they don’t get their beer, they will be able to sue at champaign prices…

    November 12th, 2011 at 23:02

  2. Officer Dibble says:

    That is sublime.The handwringers and decision dodgers would never sanction that on my patch.

    November 13th, 2011 at 02:01

  3. Fee says:

    Excellent. Good old stupidity, long may it continue to guide the criminal class.

    November 13th, 2011 at 12:43

  4. Brother Random says:

    That’s brilliant

    The question is though – Did it Stick?

    Do the stupids get properly arrested and sent to court or does the bean counter of the day reprimand the clever staff?

    November 14th, 2011 at 07:59

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