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The words cat and bag spring to mind over the claim that police officers in North Wales were instructed to go easy on drug dealers because they had already hit their annual arrests target and it was feared further success would only lead to a higher target next year.

The finding, by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, has naturally been denied by the force. Comments given to the inspectors by individual officers were based on personal perception and did not reflect policy, apparently.

Performance indicators are wrongly viewed with suspicion. Organisations exceeding targets should be praised, rewarded and, yes, stretched even further.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Oct 26, 2006
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