Skilful Deflection?

‘I’m not going to stand here and b***h about the police – but I will b***h about the government and the cuts,’ Mr Phillips said.

Really? Then congratulations, Mr Phillips, you’ve been played. Cuts have nothing to do with this, at all. They can supply officers for all sorts of stuff when they want to….

‘As time goes on I can see there being a civil war in this country. As for Theresa May and the way she’s cut police numbers, I have no confidence in her. Nothing will change.

‘The cuts are across the board and affecting everywhere. Rural places like the New Forest will just get worse and they won’t do anything.’

They already don’t do anything when it suits them, though. And that was long before the ‘cuts’.

As was this, when really, there was no danger the fence was going to get away.

Ms Hodgkins, who has run the pub for 20 years, added: ‘They said they were too busy to come and arrest the guy.

‘We have got bobbies who walk around here sometimes, the community officers, but the area they cover is massive – it goes from Brockenhurst to Fordingbridge and everywhere.’

There’s this thing called ‘a police car’. I’m sure you’ve heard of it?

The force said the force ‘worked closely’ with firms in business crime reduction partnerships, shares intelligence and gives crime prevention advice under the Shopwatch scheme.

‘We encourage any business owners who have been a victim of crime always to report it to us, as anything that helps identify criminals, particularly travelling or professional shoplifters, is invaluable and enables us to focus our resources where they can achieve the most benefit,’ it said.

I’d have thought ‘the most benefit’ would have come from nicking them. I guess I’m not cut out for a modern policing role.

5 comments for “Skilful Deflection?

  1. john in cheshire
    July 13, 2018 at 11:19 am

    If it was my decision, I wouldn’t give the police forces another penny. I’d sack all the Chief Police Officers in every police force and keep sacking people until I found a few who were prepared to do the job they are paid to do; catch, arrest, charge and prosecute real criminals and not enforce made up crimes such as hate crimes.

  2. Bill
    July 13, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Chief Constables are not what they seem.

    “The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), officially The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, was a not-for-profit private limited company that for many years led the development of policing practices in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

    ACPO was funded by Home Office grants, profits from commercial activities and contributions from the 44 police authorities in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

    Following the Parker Review into ACPO, it was replaced in 2015 by a new body, the National Police Chiefs’ Council, set up under a police collaboration agreement under Section 22A of the Police Act 1996.”

    • Hereward Unbowed.
      July 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      as the maxim goes, ACPO or NPCC – same difference.

  3. Errol
    July 13, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    POlice funding isn’t the issue. What they do with it is what the problem is. It’s true, they can’t patrol everywhere and yes, resources do have to be targeted appropriately but that means not wasting money on gay pride, high heels and painting nails.

    It also means banning the nonsense of Muslim, black, greek, Welsh police officers associations.

    Fundamentally the issue is simple: the police arrest a criminal, the lawyers get him off, sometimes on a technicality, sometimes justly but the career criminal constantly re-offends. It’s all he knows. He knows he’ll get away with it and his 150 previous convictions for assault, burglary, theft mugging will never be considered and so the criminal remains in society, offending with impunity.

  4. Pcar
    July 13, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    @JuliaM

    Was the last quote in Prvate Eye?

    Plod ignore shoplifting unless you’re a white sleb – Worral-Chef

    Resources are focused on sitting on arse reading Faceberk & Twatter

    OT Weekend Humour
    https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/07/donald-trump-does-brexit/

    šŸ™‚

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