May 13th, 2012

And the headlines tonight

Posted in The Job - General by 200

So Sir Hugh Orde, president of ACPO, has gone on record today saying that the cuts in police numbers will probably lead to increases in crime. Police officer numbers are set to be cut by up to 16,000 by 2015.

Of course the government will not tell you this, fixated by spin and image they still bang on about efficiency savings not affecting the front line, blah, blah, blah.

In other news tonight, Julia Bradbury in Planet Earth Live reveals footage of brown bears defecating in heavily tree’d areas of America. And in a shock revelation, Andrew Marr is told the¬†religion¬†of the Pope.

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  1. Joe says:

    But 200, think about the efficiency savings!

    We have a group of officers based in one of the spare offices, our glorious PR department claims that having the police in our building improves safety & security, serves the community etc. I’m not so sure they’ll be happy about a load of G4S muppets being stuck in there instead.

    The justice system in this country is already crippled, effectively disabling the prevention & investigation departments isn’t going to improve things.

    I’m not looking forward to the day when I call 999 and get asked for my credit card by a G4S employee in a callcenter overseas prior to G4S attendance, at that point I think I’ll just invest in a case of buckshot instead!

    May 13th, 2012 at 23:48

  2. Alpha Tango says:

    I have no worries about 16,000 officers being lost over the next 3 years divided by 40 odd counties.

    When I worked just south of Metrocity, total police officers 1,850, the reality of front line officers was, response,dog section, firearms. 450 uniformed front line officers at the very most.

    No loss, just get rid of the front line dodgers.

    There is a force that has despite all these cuts,has spent £3,000,000 on outside consultants

    May 14th, 2012 at 16:24

  3. Alpha Tango says:

    Apologies, £2.9 million in the last 2 years, and £608,000 on human resources this year. Go figure

    May 14th, 2012 at 16:28

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