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Monday, 5 September 2011

'Allo 'allo 'allo;

what's going on 'ere then?

The suggestion that police constables (why are they all 'officers' these days?) should wear their uniforms to work has not found favour with the Police Federation. On Breakfast Time this morning their Chairman responded to the observation that the police were on duty 24 hours a day by likening it to the view of policemen as characters from Noddy, Big Ears and PC Plod. 

Perhaps not in London where public transport is more convenient than elsewhere in the country but did it escape the attention of the 'Think(!) Tank' that, like the rest of the workforce, most police persons today travel by car, obscuring the 'visibility' they desire? 

If they want a realistic suggestion, why not issue every police constable using his or her private car with a blue light to put on his/her car roof, Kojak style? With police patrols far less in evidence than they used to be this would be a welcome presence for the law abiding. Now that would make sense: 

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