Or so it seems, according to Inspector Gadget who reports on some anomolies in the attitude of our 'boys in blue'.
Since when were the police empowered to ignore decisions made by a Minister of State?
"we are still spending money printing tens of thousands of glossy leaflets, advertising the now scrapped Policing Pledge and Public Confidence agenda, to every household in the shire."
"The Home Secretary has told Chief Constables not to set up internal bureaucracies to implement, monitor and audit central government targets. However Ruralshire Constabulary and at least 30 other forces have specific teams, made up of police officers, who ‘manage’ police performance targets."Some will say that the sooner elected police chiefs are introduced the better, however the burning question is exactly what powers will they be granted by our political dictators? More importantly, what say will we have in the powers granted - Oh sorry, bloody silly question that last one!