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A Chief Constable actually saying something worthwhile?

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That is a very stark message and the way Finnigan describes the depth of the cuts it sounds like there isn't much scope for collaboration between Lancs and other local forces to help save money. I wonder if Penning is aware of the potential affect of the next round of cuts and if so will that make him do some research to see if they are sustainable given that he is already on record as saying that he has no idea if they are or not.  I also wonder if May will listen given that its another CC highlighting the cuts and will she accuse him of scaremongering like she did when the Fed started to say the same things?

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The Chief Con of Cumbria has also come out saying the same. Someone has to listen, don't they ?

They might listen but they won't take any notice.  You can bet that Penning will sound like a broken record and will say 'our reforms are working, crime is down, police have the resources they need.'  

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Like a number of other CC's who have spoken out I wonder how long he will last as CC of Lancashire?

He will probably have 30+ yrs in the job, so could go any day now………. Is Mrs May bothered, the Gov. are managing to balance the economy on the back of the savings made by cutting police budgets & wages…..….there is nothing we can do, so she will carry on and all CCs will keep quiet until they have got the magic 30 in and then come out!

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I see another Chief in West Yorks has also been commenting on a horrendous weekend in West Yorks:

http://www.policeoracle.com/news/uniformed_operations/2015/Oct/13/one-officer-knocked-unconscious-and-another-assaulted_89844.html

Will HMG wake up???

Sadly I don't think HMG give two hoots unless it directly affects them or the economy. I still remember the days when countless RUC and armed services personnel were murdered by the IRA over many years and nothing changed. Fast forward to when the IRA started targeting economic institutions like the City of London and suddenly it was all systems go for negotiation. I fear we are all expendable.  

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Whilst not making a personal televised statement, the CC of North Yorkshire has stated more or less what has been said before. Low level crime will not be subject to a visit although burglary will still be investigated.

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The Chief Con of Cumbria has also come out saying the same. Someone has to listen, don't they ?

Our local police may be going response only, no routine patrols. That's a criminals green light to do what they want! Jerry Graham was saying roads policing unit and dog unit could be the first to go! I can see my lot getting stuck on a lot more jobs waiting for police to arrive, we're snookered if they try to leave as we have no powers of detention!

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Hans Christian Andersen once said that "One day they might listen"

I don't think so……..As long as officers turn up for response jobs, everything else could go. That is drastic but could work, the CC can say that he is making the savings, he is attending the active Q and gaining positive outcomes………. what more do you want!

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Our local police may be going response only, no routine patrols. That's a criminals green light to do what they want! Jerry Graham was saying roads policing unit and dog unit could be the first to go! I can see my lot getting stuck on a lot more jobs waiting for police to arrive, we're snookered if they try to leave as we have no powers of detention!

Forces are being forced into following either a response model or a neighbourhood model as they don't have the financial or human assets to do both.  At the same time traffic officers are disappearing along with other specialists such as dogs and mounted units.

 

Crime might be changing and going on line but you can bet that if we stop responding to burglaries or shop thefts for example in order to move resources to counter cyber crime, then the former will go up.  The government is kidding itself if it thinks that the fall in crime is permanent and won't be reversed if PCs continue to disappear at their current rate.  

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