Thoughts from an active pensioner who is now somewhat past his Biblical "Use-by date"

"Why just be difficult, when with a little more effort you can be bloody impossible?"

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Local Police Commissioners

There are many who argue that policing should be under local control, with elected police commissioners or sheriffs as in America. I am one of those who support this concept, but those against argue that this would lead to the politicisation of the Police, with various dire consequences.
Perhaps one of those who oppose the idea would explain to me why it is that those very same people who have been opposing political interference in our police forces by local police commissioners, are demanding that our senior politicians must return home from their holidays immediately in order to take charge of actions against the current wave of rioters and looters. Surely this is the very thing that last week was totally wrong, politicians taking charge of operational policing!
I'm glad they've come around to my way of thinking!

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