Re: Suggestion for law enforcement
I live in a city centre so get a lot of anti-social thuggery going on.
I once said the to the Police Inspector in charge of the city centre night time crime division at a public forum that I thought it would be a good idea to have a couple of officers on a Friday/Saturday night do a tour of the roads and residential back streets from the main nightclubs areas like security guards do.
Basically just making sure folks knew there was a Police presence keeping an eye on the darker streets and lanes in the residential areas in an effort to reduce the anti-social goings on. Drunks get up to all sorts when they see a dark alley or lane off the main street.
She looked puzzled and stated "I do not want officers patrolling in areas where there is nothing going on!"
I replied "With all due respect but as a resident living in this difficult area, 'nothing going on' is exactly what I want!"
She had no clue about preventative policing. All she understood was clocking up figures to slap on monthly performance reports. Creating a safe, crime free area just did not compute with her.
What are they teaching at Hendon these days?