Criticism of arrests points plan

#2
Ludicrous. "Will not be used to set targets" - my ar*e; remember the old adage 'what gets measured, gets managed'.

Having read the welter of criticism for the Police on the thread about the lunatic motorcyclist, I am shocked at the clear loss of respect for the Police that has happened. As with any organisation, I have absolutely no doubt that there are workshy idlers within the Police 'Service', but you can all point to similar people within the Army. My suspicion is that the majority of Police Officers join for the right reasons and want to do their job.

However, their position has been undermined to the extent that they must be totally demoralised, and even the good ones must question why they should bother. To start with, they became the 'Police Service', rather than the 'Police Force' - immediately downgrading them in the eyes of the public (and criminals in particular); they have been subject to huge increases in bureaucracy (a knee-jerk over-reaction to some over-zealous policing that had to be dealt with, but is now ham-stringing effective policing); a crown prosecution service and judiciary that repeatedly fail to deliver appropriate sentences to repeat offenders; political appointees at the highest level and now a vicious cycle of loss of respect from the public as a consequence of the foregoing!

The Police need to be given more freedom, not less, and they need to have their efforts backed up by effective prosecution and effective sentencing. Give them back their sense of purpose, and I am pretty sure that the vast majority will rise to the challenge.
 
#3
BBC says said:
Criticism of arrests points plan

Police will be awarded points for giving penalty notices
A plan to introduce a system of scoring points for arrests made by police officers has received criticism from the Police Federation.

..............some other stuff......................

Supt Barry Jones, deputy divisional commander for North Wales Police's central division where the scheme is being piloted, said it did not offer officers or staff a financial reward or "collars for dollars".

He said: "My job is to maximise the performance from each member of the division so I can reassure members of the public they're getting value for money for the staff that work in this area.

......blah blah waffle waffle ............

"Officers appear to be responding to this new system positively and they are dealing with any and all crimes they are sent to in a professional manner," he said.
Firstly why is the police federation criticising it if Supt Jones seems to think that officers are responding to the system positively! Methinks that someone isn't listening to the officers on the ground!

Also the public don't give a damn about value for money! The public want to see crimes being solved and criminals arrested, they want to feel safe when they walk home at night, they want to see the police doing their job unhindered by polictical correctness, over zealous health and safety or being forced down politicised agenda issues! How much more bureaucracy has been put into place to monitor the "points" system.
 
#5
Horridlittleman said:
BBC says said:
Criticism of arrests points plan


Supt Barry Jones, deputy divisional commander for North Wales Police's central division where the scheme is being piloted, said it did not offer officers or staff a financial reward or "collars for dollars".

He said: "My job is to maximise the performance from each member of the division so I can reassure members of the public they're getting value for money for the staff that work in this area.

......blah blah waffle waffle ............

"Officers appear to be responding to this new system positively and they are dealing with any and all crimes they are sent to in a professional manner," he said.
Firstly why is the police federation criticising it if Supt Jones seems to think that officers are responding to the system positively! Methinks that someone isn't listening to the officers on the ground!

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Of course he's not. he's now in the heady ranks of the superintendents (or should i say super nintendo) association, the land of barking mad plans. All in the name of the next step up to the golden gates of ACPO.

I for one pray that this barking mad idea doesn't come in. No PC on the ground wants it, the fed's toothless to resist and it'll leave the police more open to criticism similar to that we're gettingon the motorcyclist runs of PC thread.
 
#6
From a police officer. What a stupid cnut!!! Another rapid promotion feckwit who never did any time on the real streets by the sounds of it. Another example of Labour party doctrine of statistics and figures (which are all bollox anyway). This is a dog egg wrapped in rose scented christmas paper for the consumption of the public. The 'everything is rosy' brigade are living in coocoo land. They've fecked up the NHS, the Immigration, transport, farming, the MOD and now the police! Their drive to paint a propaganda war on the British public reminds me of Stalin's lot!!!

Who's up for a revolution then :D
 

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