Letter: Police Chiefs Not Fit for Purpose

Daily Post (Liverpool, England), April 30, 2007 | Go to article overview

Letter: Police Chiefs Not Fit for Purpose


Byline: David E Sutcliffe

THE many recent headlines in the Daily Post, must confirm what most readers have suspected for a long time, that the Chief Constable, and a large number of the officers under his control, in trading standards terms, are "not fit for purpose."

"No Decency, No Respect and No Sense" seems to accurately describe North Wales Police.

In view of the recent fiasco, the word "idiots" comes to mind.

In spite of the headline-seeking leader of the force, they now cost the council tax payer more money, and do less each year to enforce the law, and protect law-abiding persons.

The police in North Wales are mostly invisible, when they should be conspicuous, to be a deterrent.

I am now retired, an old man who can still observe, listen and interpret all I can see and hear.

The reports I now read bring the police and the area into disrepute.

Brunstrom appears to me to have utterly failed to enforce the law, he has also attempted to enforce laws, rules and regulations that don't even exist!

The public knows that the law can be an ass at times, but why attempt to enforce regulations that were themselves illegal?

When an ex-deputy police chief attacks the leadership, it is time to take notice, and ask why.

I believe that the long-suffering public in North Wales can no longer trust their Chief Constable.

The public want answers, if they are not satisfied, then the administration of the law needs changing.

On the same day, the Daily Post also reported on the pounds 160 on-the-spot fines, imposed on two girls in Bangor.

This is not law and order, it is police extortion, following the retailer's extortion for selling the "Pavement Chalks".

This must be a case for the county council's trading standards department. …

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