Force is under pressure

OUR police forces are trying to fight crime with one hand tied behind their backs.

Lack of funding and resources mean that they are no longer able to provide the service that the public expect of them.

They are under severe scrutiny and every mistake is magnified by the media who conveniently forget that police officers are only human after all.

The public expect superhuman powers from them, but the Government choose to fail them at every turn.

Sadly they do help themselves by their appearance, often being unshaven and untidy.

Again the Government demands they were a uniform that does not lend itself to smartness.

I am certain that the majority try hard to do a good job of service but a mistake or error of judgment, by the odd individual, brings retribution on the rest.

They simply cannot restore public confidence without help from government and the public themselves.

Peter Hyde