The Home Office takes more control of police forces

May 27, 2008 6:57 PM

From the Mail on Sunday:

"A policing green paper out next month will propose centralising control over all 43 police forces.


But concerns were raised that ministers may stuff the top ranks with chief constables who share their political agenda, and local people will have no say in who runs their police force."

This measure would mean that the police would, even more than before, work for the politicians and not the people.  Police forces would be pressured into spending even more time chasing the nonsensical targets that are the only way politicians can understand the performance of police forces across the country and there would be less genuine accountability.

From the Mail on Sunday:

"A policing green paper out next month will propose centralising control over all 43 police forces.


But concerns were raised that ministers may stuff the top ranks with chief constables who share their political agenda, and local people will have no say in who runs their police force."

This measure would mean that the police would, even more than before, work for the politicians and not the people.  Police forces would be pressured into spending even more time chasing the nonsensical targets that are the only way politicians can understand the performance of police forces across the country and there would be less genuine accountability.

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