Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

WE once had the per­fect polic­ing model and were the envy of the world.

Neigh­bour­hood po­lice of­fi­cers who worked within their com­mu­ni­ties knew their beats.

No one needed to draw them a map, point out the vul­ner­a­ble or send them on a course to spot the ob­vi­ous.

The height re­stric­tion for a man and a woman was in­tact for good rea­son.

Chil­dren looked for­ward to vis­its from their lo­cal bobby and many as­pired to walk in those noble foot­steps.

Our po­lice ser­vice has suf­fered at the hands of ca­reer politi­cians who have seen fit to make cuts and politi­cise the ser­vice.

The po­lice pre­cept in my coun­cil tax con­tin­ues to rise while bob­bies on the beat have all dis­ap­peared.

The Carry On film Carry On Con­sta­ble has never been more rel­e­vant in to­day’s “mod­ern” 21st cen­tury po­lice ser­vice. Dar­ryl Ash­ton Great Har­wood

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