I recently wrote a letter about the Police in that article I suggested that it would not be a good idea to let the Chief Constables be responsible for their own cost cutting as the first one to be cut would be the ordinary PC, if the papers are to be believed that is exactly what is happening I Told you so.
What annoyed me was the Sun condemning retiring Police Officers calling them greedy because they had a good pension and then went back to the Police Force oops sorry Police Service as Civilian workers. Well the Sun want to check their facts because the Police Pension is paid for by the individual Policeman he has a considerable amount taken out of his pay packet, a Copper on the beat etc reach his peak at 50 and when he entered the Police Force he signed up knowing that he could retire at 50. It makes good business sense to take ex policeman on in a civilian role they know the job and do not need top be retrained.
Martin Clarke Sittingbourne