Bad man­age­ment be­hind ris­ing po­lice stress lev­els

Daily Express - - LETTERS -

THE cause of the high lev­els of stress within the po­lice force is no great mys­tery (“Beat bob­bies ‘are at break­ing point’ warns po­lice watch­dog”, June 13).

In my view it is due to bad man­age­ment. Most se­nior of­fi­cers have not come up through the ranks but have been fast-tracked be­cause they have de­grees.

They have no feel­ing for what real po­lice work is about, lit­tle idea what pub­lic ser­vice means and no true lead­er­ship skills.

They use rigid box-tick­ing “man­age­ment tech­niques” and hog-tie and de­mor­alise of­fi­cers with po­lit­i­cally cor­rect “pro­ce­dures” and health and safety clap­trap. Un­til we elect MPs prac­ti­cally-minded enough to do some­thing about this it will just get worse. Roger Tay­lor, Me­ols, Mersey­side

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