It seems that pay cuts for PCs are on the way, and the Home secretary is additionally demanding a pay freeze for the next two years. As if that wasn't enough, Call Me Dave has today said that "the police were being let down by a system that has far too many officers in back-office roles". This after sending a 'hot knife' through those back room jobs and therefore forcing police officers to carry them out. Another nail in policings coffin (the final one?) is that next week sees a review of police wages and conditions where Tom Winsor will consider cuts to overtime payments, and housing and travel allowances, and will also suggest changes to shift patterns, and procedures for retirement and redundancy. So, will these actions give us a more efficient police service, or will it all end in tears?