British policing has lost its way in target culture

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Blogg, Nov 26, 2009.

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  1. "Policing has “lost its way” amid the “noise and clutter” of government targets, initiatives and new laws, the Chief Inspector of Constabulary has said. "

    What a surprise. Glad somebody told us that. Never would have guessed.

    ".....police performance and accountability was still a “cluttered” landscape. “You have got government, you have got regulators like myself, you’ve got local partnerships, you’ve got government offices — a whole series of interests.

    “If you add it all together and put on a piece of paper the links to show who is providing information, who is asking for information, who is suggesting new initiatives… it makes the London Underground map look like a walk in the park.

    “There are just so many people, with so many different interests in play, it is very noisy. I think the whole thing needs rationalising significantly.”
  2. No sh1t, Sherlock. :roll:

    Another announcement from the Department of the Bloody Obvious.
  3. I hope these targets are all ethnically diverse,gender aware,environmentally friendly,non-discriminatory,human right compliant,care in the community,tough on crime,plain speaking,financially viable,that respect your human rights targets ?
  4. You are Sir Ian Blair and I claim my £10! :D
  5. isn't that called the Nuremburg defence?
  6. As a Cop mate of mine says…

    If we catch a motorist for speeding, they give the government money, if we catch a burglar, it costs the government money to keep him in jail…

  7. Nothing that hasn't been said here on Arrse for tha last few years.
    No surprise is it?