Reform Is Working (NOT)

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  1. Steely says:

    1st two sentences of your blog nailed it.
    For the record, our force currently have hand held devices, and vehicle mounted laptops, so the woman is obviously well out of touch with current policing IT.

    If policing is not fit for purpose, it’s because the Govt have designed it to be that way so that they can privatise it? No?

    All we get is criticism at every turn, yet these people NEVER seem to come up with any sensible ideas or solutions.
    Here’s an idea. How about the Govt STOP cutting police numbers so that we can do what we’re paid to do?
    Radical, I know, but it’s how I am sometimes.

    • retiredandangry says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Criticism without constructive suggestions is just pointless, the Think Tanks have been quiet for a while now, no surprise they crawl out of the woodwork now

  2. Russ says:

    We have mobile devices but they don’t work. The bloody normal computers don’t work half the time or the few left taken by civilian staff (always wgen you need to do an urgent case file!)

  3. soontobegone says:

    Because these fckrs never go out of the office they actually believe the government mantra that crime is down and cyber crime and electronics is the way forward. Since l joined every government has tried to reduce paperwork, and only succeeded in creating more different forms. Now they think the electronic forms are the way forward. Not for the beat bobby who still has to complete a form paper or otherwise. It’s actually quicker doing a paper form coz the technology is shit.

    They need to get out, speak to real folk in cities and sink estates where crime has not reduced, never gone away and has actually got worse. Retailers who constantly get stolen from and robbed or burgled. Then l would believe them. Until then the can FRO.

    • Russ says:

      Its the same kind of thinking I read in the comments section of every anti-police Daily Wail article: “Get them out of vehicles/offices and make them walk about.” Nice idea but when you have six on a back shift, multiple emergencies, prisoners in the cells, PCSOs shouting up every ten minutes, concerns for safety, missing children etc it simply is a pie in the sky idea. Giving bobbies rubbish out-dated handheld terminals doesn’t make the number of jobs disappear. Politicians and academics with no life experience, essentially, think all bobbies are lazy uneducated fascists. Either we don’t do enough because we don’t care or we go overboard with mission creep and intrude into people’s lives. The latest idea to combine fire, police, community health and ambulance is fanciful. Imagine the cost of training someone who will be responsible for arresting prisoners, interviewing, compiling evidence,fighting fires, investigating fires, seizing property, dealing with mispers, administering medicines, assessing people with serious mental health issues, promoting public health etc etc??? All for £19,000?!

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