The local police force is having to deal with a lot of flak over its cuts. I certainly can’t see how they will avoid making a massive difference to front line policing.
I heard that the neighbourhood policing would be pretty much left to PCSOs, with one police officer per team to supervise. We’ve already seen that some stations will close and others will have their public opening hous cut back, and that long serving coppers will be forced to retire.
Now it seems that Frontline police will be moved into office jobs. Why? Well, they are getting rid of a load of the civilian staff, but the work they do will still need doing, won’t it?
Apparently, according to last week’s Rugby Observer, the local Police Federation chair is wishing that his members had the power to strike.