Wednesday, September 19, 2007

THE MODERN FACE OF BRITISH POLICING


As some of you know, I quite often receive funny e-mails from work colleagues and friends. I wanted to share this one with you. It reminded me of an interview I saw on a breakfast tv programme here the other day. A British policeman was being interviewed on the show. He had decided to leave the force to take up a policing job in Canada as he was disillusioned with his job in the police force here.

He was basically saying that he originally became a policeman and joined the force to catch criminals. However there is now so much bureaucracy and red tape that he spent most of his time in the office sorting out paperwork and filling in forms rather than being out on the streets catching criminals. Is it any wonder there is so much crime on the streets of Britain ! This cartoon actually seems quite relevant and would be funny if it wasn’t such a true reflection of the state of modern policing in Britain today.

2 comments:

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi Naomi!

Still think that's funny cartoon, thank you for sharing this! :)))

Svetlana and Kyle
PS I did not know about all this paper work in Russian police (we call it miliciya) before I talked to one girl who was going to leave our Law Institute (where we worked 10 years ago: I as IT specialist and she as Law specialist) for police to work as detective. I just asked her how she was going to catch all the criminals - and she just explained that her job will be paperwork only! So it's true for Russia also...

Naomi said...

Hi Kyle & Svet

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit here. Unfortunately there seems to be too much paperwork involved in police work nowadays which takes the police away from the real job they should be doing - catching the criminals! Didn't realise it was like this in Russia too.