Greater Manchester Loses Civilian and Frontline Staff

#1
Over 1300 officers and 1500 civilian staff could go in Greater Manchesters rationalisation exercise. Worse though is that there will also be a recruitment freeze so more policing places could go.

What was that promise again, no frontline . . . . . . ?
 
#2
Good.
Its only Manchester, you can burn the whole ******* city down for all I care. Its not as if anybody would miss the shithole is it?
 
#4
Good.
Its only Manchester, you can burn the whole ******* city down for all I care. Its not as if anybody would miss the shithole is it?
PMSL...

Seriously I doubt this will be the 'only' Force to announce these plans

only the other day Southampton Council informed all their employee's take a 5% cut or lose jobs & managers to give up leave
Southampton City Council job and pay cuts prompt threat of strike action (From Daily Echo)

Whet: LibDems promised the world to the students until they found out the shocking truth of the state of the kitty
 
#5
There is an old and rather gory expression in Whitehall: “the parade of the bleeding stumps”. It describes how, when Civil Servants are asked to find savings, they tend to offer up the most unpalatable suggestions first. You ask Sir Humphrey to save a few quid. But instead of trimming back management costs, top of the list he will offer you are the most politically excruciating items to cut: the subsidies for small fluffy animals; the essential services for kindly grannies. Thus, many a minister has been deterred from ever making spending cuts.
 

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#6
If Manchester are going to get rid of about 25% of the police, then they might as well get rid of 25% of the court and crown prosecution staff as well as they will have 25% fewer crims to process.
 
#7
Good.
Its only Manchester, you can burn the whole ******* city down for all I care. Its not as if anybody would miss the shithole is it?
do one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#8
PMSL...

Seriously I doubt this will be the 'only' Force to announce these plans

only the other day Southampton Council informed all their employee's take a 5% cut or lose jobs & managers to give up leave
Southampton City Council job and pay cuts prompt threat of strike action (From Daily Echo)

Whet: LibDems promised the world to the students until they found out the shocking truth of the state of the kitty
The Force is strong with you(sorry, could'nt help it). Strathclyde and Surrey are doing the same thing.
 
#9
The Force is strong with you(sorry, could'nt help it). Strathclyde and Surrey are doing the same thing.
IIRC So is Hampshire WW

However I do see the Recruitent for Specials/Volunteers in certain area's is still ongoing so even with limited hours I suspect CC's will have to manage HR better

Btw, witty WW witty...
 
#10
The Force is strong with you(sorry, could'nt help it). Strathclyde and Surrey are doing the same thing.
Think Surrey are handling it differently though...if I remember correctly they are getting rid of officers near retirement age and not having a recruitment freeze. Can't see that having a dramatic effect on "frontline services". Of course I can't remember offhand how much of a percentage they needed to cut so I might be doing a disservice to Manchester's predicament.

Oh and WW you see a film line in everything. :nod:
 
#11
I would be interested to know how much admin staff is in line for redundancy.
 
#12
IIRC So is Hampshire WW

However I do see the Recruitent for Specials/Volunteers in certain area's is still ongoing so even with limited hours I suspect CC's will have to manage HR better

Btw, witty WW witty...
Thank you! I'm here all week - two drink minimum!
 
#13
Think Surrey are handling it differently though...if I remember correctly they are getting rid of officers near retirement age and not having a recruitment freeze. Can't see that having a dramatic effect on "frontline services". Of course I can't remember offhand how much of a percentage they needed to cut so I might be doing a disservice to Manchester's predicament.

Oh and WW you see a film line in everything. :nod:
But it's for the Greater Good! Yarp?
 
#15
The government have not said that X amount of police officers/jobs must go. It is up to the individual constabularies to decide where and how the cuts are made.

In my opinion, they are making these grandiose announcement of huge cuts in order to scare the government into limiting the extent of the budget cuts. We all know the police CAN make cuts.
 
#16
It's piss easy,do what they did in Ashford,Kent.

Close the Police Station at 18:00hrs,after that if you want a policeman,you have to phone Folkestone,16 miles away,or Maidstone 16 miles away,or Canterbury,yup you've guessed it 16 miles away.

If you're nicked after 18:00 hrs in Ashford,you're taken to Folkestone 'Nick',processed,if you're not being held overnight,you're released,then you have to make your own arrangements to get back to Ashford,you couldn't make it up!;-)
 
#17
Some areas of Manchester have been "No Go" for years without the police showing much interest. Perhaps we need to reassert the citizens right to bear arms.
 
#18
Some areas of Manchester have been "No Go" for years without the police showing much interest. Perhaps we need to reassert the citizens right to bear arms.
As it happens, I spend quite a lot of time in Manchester. Mostly from the early hours of the morning and through to mid morning.
Manchester Plod must be experts at camoflage, you never see any of them, anywhere.

To be entirely serious, if Manchesters senior Police Officers cannot save the necessary cash without cutting frontline Officers then sack the useless cnuts. They obviously can't do the job they are being paid considerable salaries for.
I'm bored with quasi-political bull shit trying to put the frighteners on the public with headline scare stories.
 
#19
Reminds me of the tv series Cracker, starring Robbie Coltrane in the lead role. A female CID officer is pissed off with her fellow coppers,

Female Copper: "I just want a holiday. Somewhere I'll never have to see a bloody copper!"

Fitz: "You're going to Moss Side?"
 

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#20
as Gadget and others have said, get rid of everyone in the police service with the words 'diversity', 'equality', 'community' and 'outreach' in their job titles and you'll find the savings make themselves.
 

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