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July 1st, 2010

No Shit Sherlock

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Sio the Chief Inspector of Constabulary has discovered that the police are “buried under 6,497 pages of guidance on new legislation and risks to avoid” and that police officers in England & wales are “discouraged from making decisions”.

Well, no shit Sherlock.

We’ve been saying this publicly on police blogs for nearly 5 years & thinking it privately for a few more than that. Ever since the government decided it couldn’t trust police officers to make their own decisions despite being grown up, mainly.

Sir Denis O’Connor has called for a return to common sense in policing.

The government is falling over itself to undo some of the stuff done by Nu-Labour, it will be interesting to see how far it is prepared to go. one thing’s for sure, if it cuts 25% off the Home Office budget & police numbers fall, there is no way we can continue without a return to ‘common-sense’ policing. This should include the ability to tell people to fuck off, get a life  & sort their own pathetic little problems out , which take up such a huge chunk of police resources & consequently deny the real requirement for policing to those who actually need & deserve it.