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Is the UK Police Force Undervalued and Overworked?

I am interested in how you percieve the police, and whether you think they are effective.

Asked By: n b - 3/14/2007
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Once again there are some great answers on here based on reasoning, logic and knowledge backed up by good references and source material... More
Answered By: jungleboy78 - 3/14/2007
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i think they are fairly ineffective and often quite stupid they are still a deterant to crime though
Answered By: Pete H - 3/14/2007
 
The Police and Government, criminalise the people they can catch, because they can't catch the real criminals. E.g. drivers
Answered By: deadman - 3/14/2007
 
no they are not, most of them are corrupted, all they do is bother young asian people. lol. They don't do effective work all they do is go to mcdonalds (well the ones I have seen), but some of them are ok.
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Answered By: THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER - 3/14/2007
 
The Police are Tax collectors If there's no money in it for the Government they won't investigate it! I.E. Burglaries
Answered By: Zippy - 3/14/2007
 
I believe so. I thnk they do a pretty d**n good job considering all the crap that gets thrown at them. I wouldn't want to go out there every day and face the abuse from everybody, would you? My brother is a policeman and I am bloody proud of him and his collegues, yes there may be the odd one or two who has an attitude... More
Answered By: lululaluau - 3/14/2007
 
Overpaid and underworked, totally ineffective, a waste of space and one of the main reasons that I left the UK.
Answered By: Fuentes - 3/14/2007
 
I think the UK police are overworked, and undervalued, but that's they way it should be. In this country we police by consent and to have that little bit of animosity between the public and the police makes them more effective. As far as you guys that are slagging off the coppers, you should only speak when you know... More
Answered By: SurfCop - 3/14/2007
 
They are neither undervalued or overworked, just useless!
Answered By: yaff - 3/14/2007
 
The only people who dislike the police are the one's breaking the law and/or have something to hide... More
Answered By: scoopyloopy - 3/14/2007
 
i don,t like the police they take too much notice of stupid callers who waste their time and less on positive real crime
Answered By: denny - 3/14/2007
 
Can everyone stop having a go at the police. They do the job to the best they can and you just imagine being in there shoes.
Answered By: Karl - 3/14/2007
 
Our police would be able to get on with their job if there wasn't so much paper work for them to do. It's just another case of PC (no pun intended!) and the do-gooders having taken over in the name of "protecting" the innocent.
Answered By: eflatsharp - 3/14/2007
 
I think they've just plain lost any respect they had due to spending too many years buggering about dealing with speeding motorists, while ignoring other offences + spending too much time in patrol cars / vans, instead of patrolling on foot and keeping in touch with the public they're supposed be protecting... More
Answered By: jduck1979 - 3/14/2007
 
As in any occupation there are those who are good at their job and those who are less so... More
Answered By: Molly - 3/14/2007
 
Picture a week without them. Day 1 and 2 might be okay, by day 5 you will barricaded in your house with a bazooka, afraid to leave.
Answered By: dude0795 - 3/14/2007
 
It's all very depressing to see such negative comments from people who have actually no idea on what they're talking about. They have one perceived view and that's that without knowing the true facts... More
Answered By: wozza59 - 3/14/2007
 
There is too much paperwork for the police and it needs to be simplified or back office staff to continue the paperwork for officers so they can be back on the street. An arrest takes seconds!! booking in custody takes hours including paper work!! sort it out british goverment!!!!!!!!!! we want to see them back on the... More
Answered By: Jamie79 - 3/14/2007
 
I dont know if they are overworked but they are certainly undervalued
Answered By: mancunian - 3/14/2007
 
they ar overpaid cream cake tasters they dont do a d**n thing I reported a gun crime in progress a few months ago not one copper turned up even after the criminals had left
Answered By: steven c - 3/18/2007
 
NO
Answered By: bert - 3/18/2007
 
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