Sunday, February 18, 2007

Some Decent Policies

The blog has been rather quiet lately so here is an offering:

David Cameron went on the BBC's Politics Show today and expressed his desire for directly elected police commissioners. I call this a step in the right direction, but we need to go further.

This will, to a degree, make Police Commissioners more accountble to the public they are protecting.

What is really needed is directly elected local Sheriffs and a sheriff's office to take over the CPS who are too lenient on criminals. This way, any Sheriffs who are too lenient on the scurge of society will be defeated at the ballot box. The public can then decide which sheriffs are doing a good job in protecting the area and reward them, whilst rejecting those who do a bad job.
This will serve to improve the local police forces and thier procedures.

Now all we need to do is cut the red tape and buraucracy the Police have to put up with - I read recently that an average police constable spends as much time filling in forms as he spends time on the beat!

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