The last Labour Government extended police numbers significantly, and set up a system of lower skilled "Community Police Officers" who do a lot of the patrolling and crowd management freeing up police officers for crime detection. Crime dropped 43% under Labour.
The Liberals before the General Election demanded an additional 3,000 police officers nationally.
The Coalition Government is now intending to cut 3,000 police officers to save money.
I seriously doubt there will be any saving to society overall. Does anyone else think the Coalition are crackers?
I think the coalition are crackers for may reasons, but not necessarily cutting police numbers. I live in a small town in Manchester and regularly see during the day, Community Support Officers patrolling the streets. Unfortunately, they only appear to be visible in places where there is unlikely to be problems or trouble. In the evenings, particularly where teenagers congregate, are drinking alcohol and generally making a nuisance of themselves, there are never CSO's. It's not that I agree with cutting the numbers, but if they are not correctly deployed, there have little value for the community.
It's not very well thought out is it?
The Tories are traditionally the party of Laura Norder, upping police numbers at the drop of a hat and turning them in to a paramilitary force.
It all smacks of sour grapes to me.
I find it pretty stupid to cut police job when I'm pretty sure that there are whole divisions of government that could be cut out(eliminating waste) without putting the safety of society at risk.
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