Printer Friendly

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, it emerged last night.

Six hundred are being redeployed from office jobs to street patrols as Chief Constable 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 Jnr said it would stop officers being "stifled by red tape".

CAPTION(S):

FRONTLINE Matt Baggott
COPYRIGHT 2009 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 25, 2009
Words:126
Previous Article:Pensioner's fractures.. after death; INQUIRY.
Next Article:ERNEORMOUS; Flood-hit lough rises to record high.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2015 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters