Bad management behind rising police stress levels
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