Monday, 16 April 2012

NuLabour Minister Redefines ‘Chutzpah’. Again.

Plans to make police community support officers the first point of contact for members of the public have been criticised by the former home secretary David Blunkett.

South Yorkshire police wants its regular officers to be regrouped into teams available to deal with serious incidents only. The PCSOs will carry out all work on the streets.
Yes, that’s right – Blunkett is criticising the expansion of the system he set up in order to blur the boundaries between police officers and unwarranted uniformed busibodies way back when he was Home Office Minister.

YCMIU!
Blunkett, who is MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, said: "Community support officers are intended to be part of the neighbourhood beat teams and not a replacement for them. It would be deeply regrettable if we reverted to the Z-Cars era of flying squads and concentration on reaction, rather than prevention."
Oh, if only they did just concentrate on reaction, rather than churning out message after message warning motorists not to leave valuables in their cars, and chasing down people being mean on social media to warn them that it ‘might be’ an offence.

I think we’d actually all prefer that.
He added that lessons had been learned on policing policy "which is why from the mid-1990s to the present time we have seen such a dramatic drop in crime".
OK. Hands up. Who thinks we’ve seen ‘a dramatic drop in crime’?

Anyone? Bueller?

10 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

" Who thinks we’ve seen ‘a dramatic drop in crime’? " ...

The only thing I've seen, is that Blunkett is still talking out of his arse ..

Sadly, some things will never change ..

Robert Peel A-Spinning said...

I once saw two PCSOs bothered by a gang of kids. No problem, they stood their ground and called up the real cops to disperse the teenagers.

So, we now have something else for the police to do. They can go to aid the useless play-bobbies before dealing with any crime and problems.

jaded said...

Where do I start?

MTG and his mates will be on here soon,like flies around s@@t when they sniff out a police story on the net.

I'll wait until they surface and then get my retaliation in.

Demetrius said...

Z Cars? 1962 to 1978? This would be around the time that one David Blunkett of Sheffield was demanding radio controlled rapid car response teams to control crime if my memory is correct. How times change.

A salt and battered said...

I must express doubts and reservations. Our Village is accustomed to a well lacquered, fine grade of cardboard.

blueknight said...

A short step to G4S contracted PCSOs patrolling the streets. You heard it here first.....

Tatty said...

Totally O/T sorry Julia but would you care to flex your fisking muscle on this ?

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9650941.Virtual_school_could_break_the__cycle_of_poverty__in_Wirral/

A local issue granted but a pretty damn insidious one which "they" intend to roll out across the entire UK. I think it deserves a lot more attention and scrutiny that it's getting right now.

JuliaM said...

"So, we now have something else for the police to do. They can go to aid the useless play-bobbies before dealing with any crime and problems."

It's not like they haven't got other priorities, is it?

"A short step to G4S contracted PCSOs patrolling the streets. You heard it here first....."

I wouldn't be a bit surprised..

"Totally O/T sorry Julia but would you care to flex your fisking muscle on this ?"

Oooh, cheers! I'll take a look at that later today...

ranter said...

LATE NEWS!
A police community support officer hired because she was a lesbian has been jailed after telling a friend to flee town when detectives were looking for her.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9207713/PCSO-jailed-for-telling-suspect-to-flee-police-hunt.html

Positive Discrimination eh? Great pic too!

James Higham said...

The frightening thing is that the Wreckers look likely to be returned to government, along with Obama.