How many times have you heard the booming voices from the ‘powers that be’ tell you that there are going to be ‘extra’ police officers on the streets following spikes in crime?
In the most recent announcement, we are told that ‘extra’ officers are going to be on the streets of London owing to the recent spike in knife crime that has come about, in part, because ill-informed people have rubbished the effect on crime of stop and search and because more police officers than ever before are off the streets whilst they process mountains of paperwork.
This statement of ‘extra’ officers being on the streets gives the impression that ADDITIONAL officers are actually going to be in the streets, right?
Well, maybe not.
You see, these ‘extra’ police officers are police officers who are/were ALREADY on the streets.
But rather than having their much-needed and well-deserved days off, they are instead being forced to work in order to give the impression that there are ‘extra’ police officers.
The problem is, that ‘top cop’ positions are often filled with individuals who have been chosen by politicians. In my own humble opinion, then this practice is wrong.
When you introduce politics into policing, then you start to get the same ‘spin’ that is present in politics. The higher up in the chain of command you climb, then the more political your role becomes.
Don’t get me wrong, there ARE ‘top cops’ out there who are not afraid to say things as they truly are. But the straight-talking ones tend to be outnumbered by the politically correct ones.
Emergency-Services.News is 100% apolitical. We don’t support any particular party. We just speak up for common sense.
The fact is, the police are still trying to replenish their numbers after ‘someone’ decided that the best way to tackle increases in crime, was to talk down stop and search and to cut police numbers.
Bravo…….bravo………You end up reaping what you sow.
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