Commons Home Affairs Committee Report On Policing

October 26, 2018

A recent report into policing by the Commons Home Affairs Committee has attracted some press comment recently. There was a lively discussion in the online version of “The Times”, with the consensus being that the police wasted many of their resources, and there wasn’t much sympathy for their whining about what cuts would mean for the services they provide (or, more accurately, don’t provide). There were of course the usual apologists saying what a tough job they have, but most were more realistic about what cushy and secure employment it is. Many pointed out how top-heavy police forces are and how bad their management is.

The major management problem is that the vast majority of managers didn’t do much in the way of work before they joined the police, so they don’t have any meaningful private sector experience which would teach them something about efficiency and effectiveness. No wonder the police are so absolutely useless when it comes to tackling crime and making efficient use of resources.

Interestingly a few people commented on the lack of police integrity, so it is good to know that I am not the only one to realise it and that it is not only the Cheshire constabulary that is crooked. But the blatant perjury of Eoin Anderson and Nicola Rimmer, and their protection by the PCC David Keane and acting chief constable Janette McCormick, is something that I would not have believed possible had I not experienced it myself.

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