Or am I completely barking?
Police Officers are being moved out of ‘back room’ jobs and put back on the beat where they have always belonged, right? No arguement there.
Police Staff (Civvies or Civilian Support Staff) then spread themselves more thinly to cover for the Police Officers who have been redeployed onto Beat Duties, right?
Then in whose world does it make sense to shed Police Staff jobs when they’ve just spread themselves more thinly to take up the slack? Because that’s exactly what the Chief Constable and PCC of Dyfed Powys Police proposes to do.
Having reduced Police Officer strengths below what they need to achieve by 2015, they now propose reducing Police Staff strength by more than 10%. I’m not sure how that improves efficiency or serves and protects the public.
I’m bloody glad I’m a crusty old Pensioner. Happy New Year to Dyfed Powys Police and their Public