Why Theresa May’s Cuts To Policing Are Far WORSE Than They Appear

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  1. Rufus says:

    In my organisation a load of cops just out of probation have been put on CID because no one wants to do it. No one wants to be on Neighbourhood teams as the shifts are horrendous and you don’t see your family in days. On my team its not unusual to have one cop and seven PCSOs to cover a vast area. That cop will have appointments and constant requests from PCSOs about detained shoplifters/wanted persons yet there are no vehicles because the said PCSOs were given driving permits and now use marked vehicles to go shopping. Then they cancel your RDs and you can’t take them because the PCSOs want leave and you are the only cop. Over the last year I have seen three officers in tears because of sheer pressure and stress. The service we provide is horrendous and its laughable that the government claim crime isn’t rising. Ask any cop – violent crime is widespread and thefts must be at an astronomical level. I cope by leaving work at work and focusing on outside activities and family but I fear for the public as its simply not as safe anymore and bobbies are worn out. The crappy mental health posters they get civilians to pin up around stations is just patronising.

    • retiredandangry says:

      Thank you Rufus, I agree, nobody should be treated that way. Senior Management need to get their priorities right, and be far more willing to speak out. Prioritisation is far more important now, now more than ever.

      • Rufus says:

        The senior officers will never speak out even if there was only one cop left in the entire country. If you ask me, the government is designing out dissent by introducing Direct Level Entry Inspectors and Supers. It will attract some decent people but the majority will be substandard. No one bright is going to apply because although the salary is good, its not good enough for the brightest and best. Not when you can get £60,000 and an Audi A4 for being a Lidl manager. It will be a way of bringing in people that won’t question whatever stupid idea they come up with next.

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