Our Police and Crime Commissioner was gushingly keen on using social media to report crimes:
Now we hear that up to 50 police officers and PCSOs have been removed from front-line duties in Devon and Cornwall to deal with a backlog of such calls.
And who will call out this amazingly daft idea?
No-one. The Chief Constable says:
“”In response to the 101 delays, the force moved around 50 people including officers, PCSOs and other staff to assist the contact centre. “The significant majority of these were on restricted duties therefore were unable to undertake front line duties or their usual job role. “The team have been recording crime information, to release our call handlers to answer 101 and 999 calls.
“This is a short term position and we expect all the staff to be returned to their original roles by Christmas.”
Why is it short-term if people continue to report crimes this way? Or are they going to recruit 50 more civilians? If so, why were they not recruited earlier?
Will the Police Panel investigate? No, it is overwhelmingly Tory and needs to keep the lid on these things.
Hernandez is already banned from making political comments – will she be banned from making comments about this – her “cunning plan” when she sought election?