Scandalous Reduction in Police Officer Numbers
Last Updated on January 6, 2019 by RetiredAndAngry
I am thankful to my friend @ConstableChaos for bringing this to my attention
Staffordshire Police have seen a reduction in officers from 2,400 to 1,600 in recent years. Now @StaffsPolFed Chairman Keith Jervis believes that performance related pay could make things worse. Read the full article now: https://t.co/XzySNZlSwC #ProtectTheProtectors pic.twitter.com/mIsdKg0i10
— Staffs Police Federation (@StaffsPolFed) January 6, 2019
I don’t mean to be condescending to anybody, we can all do the maths, but this is absolutely disgusting.
Hidden within an article about Performance Related Pay within Policing is the little gem that Staffordshire Constabulary have, over a period of years, been reduced from 2,400 officers to 1,600.
Please forgive me for “stating the bleeding obvious” but that is a reduction of 800 officers, or exactly ONE THIRD of their previous establishment.
How on earth are they expected to achieve anything with a whole third of their officers culled?
Figures like these above make it abundantly clear that this is NOT about efficiency, or professionalism. This is setting the Police Service up to fail, nothing less.
There can be no possible justification for cuts of this magnitude and it is time for Theresa May, Amber Rudd and Sajid Javid to finally be honest, threat the British Public with some respect and be honest about what they have done, instead of insisting that “Crime is Down, Police Reform is Working”. This is not Reform, it is Annihilation.