Crime figures up and police numbers at their lowest level since 1985

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by wetsmonkey, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. It is.

    The Job is the only place of detention where you get no credit for good behaviour.

    Just more (and more difficult) shite to deal with.
     
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  2. Gout Man

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    I think I was extremely lucky to have served when I served. I do feel for today's young serving officers but I think they will end up treating it as a job and not think twice about leaving when a better offer comes along.
    The trouble is in this day and age decent well paid jobs are hard to come by unless you are well connected or have qualifications coming out of your arse. I feel for today's youngsters, the country is over populated and things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
     
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  3. If there is such a thing as the Station Cat, then presumably the last PC out takes kitty with him, having first cancelled the milk.
     
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  4. After 45,000 people signed an online petition demanding it, the Crown Office have said they will review the sentence and consider appealing it if they regard it as unduly lenient.
     
  5. Grrr you internet hard man.
     
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  6. The Court of Public Opinion at work?
     
  7. Too soon to say. Just because the Crown Office have agreed to review the sentence doesn't mean they will appeal it, nor that any appeal would be successful. However, without the outrage over the sentence and the media coverage up here, it might not have even gotten this far.
     



  8. Quite an interesting video about Taser and use of force options in general.
     
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  9. "The police helicopter service in England and Wales fails to get air support to thousands of incidents before they have ended and needs "urgent reform", a report says."

    Reform = Fewer airframes.
     
  10. Lots of stuff in the papers lately about Robots.

    Maybe they're making room for Robocop to make an appearance. Or ED-209.
     

  11. Possibly replace ALL helicopters with drones as a cheaper alternative?
     
  12. UAV's are being used in several police forces; they are extremly useful for road traffic collision investigation.

    Plus it is better to be on the UAV squad than answering 999 calls.
     
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  13. UAVs have their place, precisely in the type of roles you suggest. Also support to armed operations, executing warrants, football matches. Localised tactical level operations.

    I'd make an educated guess that this would require significant work by the CAA regarding certification.

    I remember speaking to a friend of mine, who now works with the Western Australian Police on their helicopters (having done it in UK), regarding the use of fixed wing in this role. After all it has superior speed and endurance over rotary, but gives the same product. Australian Police Forces operate fixed wing and rotary, however he mentioned something about the amount and height of cloud cover in UK would mean it would spend more time sat on the ground than airborne.
     
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  14. The long and short of it is less helicopters with some Forces being so far away from a base that they are very badly supported.

    33 down to 19 means a worse service, who would have thought that!!!! Dressed up as efficiency savings at the time.

    Less = Less.
     
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