Retraining to go back on the beat; POLICING.Byline: DERIC HENDERSON; MAURICE FITZMAURICE
POLICE officers being pulled off desk duties to go back on the beat are being given intensive retraining re·train
tr. & intr.v. re·trained, re·train·ing, re·trains
To train or undergo training again.
re·train , it emerged last night.
Six hundred are being redeployed from office jobs to street patrols as Chief Constable Noun 1. Chief Constable - the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; Matt Baggott tries to get more officers doing frontline duties.
He said: "Speedier justice will increase public confidence."
His senior management team is carrying out a postby-post review before transfering more officers away from office duties.
It is understood officers will face a five-week "refresher course", including firearms training, before heading back on to the streets.
Yesterday the move was welcomed by Policing Board members.
The DUP's Ian Paisley
FRONTLINE Matt Baggott