Essex Police: Not Fit For Purpose At Any Price

“I reported each incident but he wasn’t arrested. I couldn’t understand why the police had not gone to his house or his work and arrested him and why we had to keep going through this.”

The court heard that Kieren Lynch had been deemed high risk by Essex Police but that this was downgraded to medium on the day of the attack, meaning police did not believe there was any immediate safety concerns for the family.

Police officers were questioned as to why no firearms search had been carried out at Lynch’s home address despite that being the force’s policy with domestic violence incidents.

The court also heard there were no referrals made to social services despite children under 18 being involved and that there was no reference in the police reports regarding the threats to kill despite that being mentioned in Susan Lynch’s statement.

Mrs Lynch also told the court there had been no follow up with her about a safeguarding procedure.

Bang to rights, my son! What have you got to say for yourself?

At the conclusion of the inquest, a senior Essex Police officer issued a formal apology to the family and has promised to take action to address them.

The Independent Office of Police Conduct, the police watchdog, have concluded their investigation and found that there is no case to answer for misconduct but eight officers will be receiving management action.

*rolls eyes*

The father-of-three said: “The roof is really echoey and we have a skylight in the toilet, so when they run up and down it makes so much noise.

I have phoned the police so many times now but they just don’t do anything.

“By the time they do come, the kids have gone and the police just have a quick look around and get back in their cars and drive off.

“They have never even taken a statement.

“It just feels like a complete waste of time.”

Yes, Because it is. But hey, at least the ‘service’ is cheap and…

Wait, what?

Essex Police will recruit 215 new officers to battle crime across the county as part of a huge investment programme.

Essex Police, Crime and Fire Commissioner, Roger Hirst will increase the policing element of the Council Tax by £24 a year for the average household, the maximum permitted by the Government without a referendum.

FFS!

4 comments for “Essex Police: Not Fit For Purpose At Any Price

  1. Penseivat
    February 4, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I think that Essex Police was the first force in the country to abandon height restrictions for Police officers. I seem to recall a joke made many years ago when 2 Essex officers were kidnapped and the crime was downgraded to theft of a pair of shorts!
    I wonder how much of that £24 per household will go toward the PC&FC’s office?

    • February 17, 2019 at 7:08 am

      I think I saw one of the results of this disastrous policy change in the high street. I thought ‘Ah, how cute! It’s ‘Take Your Daughter To Work Day’ and they found her a little uniform…’

      I could look right over the top of her head. And I’m not tall!

  2. Pcar
    February 4, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    @JuliaM

    Altnewsmedia dead?

    Few new stories

    Site now a mess: javascript reqd to see site homepage/anypage, slow to load, graphics heavy, no author or dates on articles, home page is random articles some over a year old

    Before revamp it was good, now a diabolical mess. I won’t be visiting site again any time soon.

    Owner forgot KISS

    • February 17, 2019 at 7:09 am

      It’s undergoing a revamp at the moment. Still waiting to be told when it’s back up.

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