Police officers in Surbiton have come up with a new wheeze to reassure residents they are on the beat.Ooooo-kaaaay….
Surbiton Hill officers have begun logging their foot patrols using their phones and posting the maps online. Sergeant Paul Marshall said the idea was to reassure people who might not see an officer on patrol during the day that the bobbies really are out and about.So, if you see a dog/cat/urban fox/vehicle with a mobile phone duct-taped to it, worry not!
Officers' tracking apps log not only their route - up to six miles - but the number of calories burned, Sgt Marshall said.Well done, Sgt Marshall. I’m sure that will be looked on favourably for your promotion. The residents would probably prefer you caught some burglars instead, though.