The Loneliness of the Rural Police Officer

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  1. Mark Weller says:

    As the husband of a serving DP officer and also a retired officer myself, I fully agree with your article. The staffing levels in Ceredigion are dangerously low. My wife regularly runs a shift with only 2 officers on duty and they cover a huge area. Also the supervisory cover is laughable!

    • Thank you Mark. I don’t live in DP but I know people who do and I think it’s absolutely outrageous the lack of consideration for Officer and Public Safety. The apparent inclusion of civilian staff numbers in the Police to Population Ratio figure is bordering on unforgiveable. Gives a completely false impression.

    • Flood Tide says:

      In referring to the supervisory cover as laughable do you mean the quality or the quantity?

      • Mark Weller says:

        Quantity and I am talking of Insp and above level. Can’t really talk about quality as I wasn’t a DP officer, however they appear to supervise via email a lot!!

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