POLICE: Shocked by the gimmicks

Policemen dressed as teddy bears, wearing high heels, nail varnish and riding dodgem cars '“ I thought I'd seen it all before until I saw the way officers have been behaving at a time when crime figures have been going through the roof.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 5th November 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 4:02 am

All of these actions have been sanctioned by chief constables who are bleating that they do not have enough money to do the job to protect the public.

I believe that chief constables are to blame for this debacle, but not solely.

Those who now run police forces, police and crime commissioners, appointed these chief constables.

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The Government thought crime commissioners would be a good idea.

Politicians and chief constables have only one thing to learn and that is to be able to say, “We were wrong”.

Phill Armstrong,

Park View,