A policeman’s lot or a lot of police?
IN 1964, some 42 years ago, the total number of police in the Isle of Ely was about 150. They provided 24-hour cover, 365 days a year and the main police stations at Ely, March and Wisbech were open 24 hours a day, every day. How things change. I note fro
IN 1964, some 42 years ago, the total number of police in the Isle of Ely was about 150.
They provided 24-hour cover, 365 days a year and the main police stations at Ely, March and Wisbech were open 24 hours a day, every day.
How things change. I note from your story last week that 250 officers travelled hundreds of miles to carry out nine raids and were helped by a helicopter. All for one days work which no doubt incurred overtime and subsistence.
I cannot attempt to cost this exercise but it is easy to see why Council Tax is so high.
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