Policing In Austerity Two And A Half Years On

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  1. davidbfpo says:

    I suspect the answer is that officers are exiting in large numbers than before. There has always been a steady trickle out before pensionable retirement. Today it is easy to see some have calculated whether it is worth staying in, following the pension changes and more.

    The West Midlands PCC stated late 2013: Since the implementation of A19 in March 2011, 559 officers have retired from the force under this regulation. As a result of other turnover factors a further 799 officers have left the force over the same period. Those other factors include officers taking early retirement, retired on medical grounds, personal reasons, transferring to other forces or taking on new employment opportunities.

    Using your table that is more than 10% of WMP have left for such ‘other turnover factors’.

  2. Thanks for those links, I just hope there’s no witch-hunt now to out ‘Paul’, but thank you

  3. Well I have to say that I’m disappointed, over 24 hours has gone by and the only comment from any official Federation account was this one:-

    I would have thought that the Federation would have had something to say about these reductions going beyond the 2015 Target levels, were they aware, did they agree to them, anything? But no, nothing, and then they wonder why their membership seem to be losing confidence.

  4. Back in May last year I wrote a blog entitled Apathy, that you can read here, http://retiredandangry.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/apathy/, well not much has changed. The number of people that read my blogs that actually DO something is unfortunately small, most scared off by the spectre of DPS/PSD looming over them. I can quite understand why serving officers don’t write to their MPs or challenge the system. Some have, and look what happened to them. There is no excuse however for the Federation to sit idly by and do nothing. Maybe they’re not, but that is not how it’s being perceived.

    A friend of mine, who is a serving officer, once told me that one of the young sprogs at his nick had never heard of Tom Winsor, didn’t know who he was, never mind challenge what he was doing. Unbelievable.

    The time has come, I believe, to stop banging my head against the wall, it’s been fun, but I’m getting a headache.

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