Policing on the Cheap

I would like to begin by wishing my reader a very happy Friday and to assure him/her that this is going to be a short blogpost to finish off the week.

You don’t need me to tell you that England and Wales are being Policed on the cheap.

You can see the Police Stations with For Sale boards outside, you can see the Police cars, no longer maintained regardless of cost, now looking a little shabby on too many occasions. When did you last see a Police Horse, Police Dogs seem to be an endangered species, but I can’t begin to imagine why, and too many helicopter services have been merged or ‘rationalised’.

You might be thinking “I don’t seem to see so many Bobbies on the beat these days” or “It takes the Police much longer to respond to my call these days”. Well maybe this is why;

Specials v ConstablesClick on Image above to enlarge

What can’t speak can’t lie, since 2009/10 numbers of Regular Constables has been falling and coincidentally the number of Specials has been rising.  Proof, if any were needed that Cruella intends to Police this country on the cheap, oblivious to all of the associated risks.

Will the last one out please turn off the lights.