Victims of crime are suffering a poorer service because of police budget cuts, a survey of detectives indicates.
Not only do the results published on Monday highlight the continuing pressure officers are under, they show that detectives believe victims and witnesses of crime are getting a sub-standard level of service as a result, the Police Federation of England and Wales said.
Oh noes! Teh awful Tory cutz! Whatever shall the poor cops do?
Well, how about a bit of triage?
Make sure your reduced resources (because thanks to Labour’s profligacy with the Treasury, reductions are the order of the day for everyone, and you’re not special) go towards real crime & real victims, and not the latest politically correct nonsense.
And especially not in expanding your repertoire by taking a simple domestic dispute and creating more work for yourselves because there’s a new law you are just itching to try out, no matter how utterly foolhardy it makes you appear.
Because otherwise, the members of the public who would naturally support you in this may well ask ‘Hang on! No money or time, yet somehow always plenty for this load of old fanny? Are you pulling our chain?’
And….you know what? They’d be right to do so…