Hiding Police Stations

Leicestershire Police Force has recently come in for criticism after moving a number of police stations without telling anybody. A spokesperson for the force said that in the interests of economic efficiency it had been decided to move seven small local stations into shared premises. These stations now occupy unused offices in places like libraries and community centres.

However, critics have questioned why this had to be done in the dead of night, without publicising the moves and without posting new signage. They claim that this is a transparent attempt to bring crime figures down, since people can't report a crime if they don't know where to go to report it. They believe that this also explains why police phone numbers are now ex-directory.

Police authorities have reacted strongly to this claim and continue to insist that the moves are not only designed to make better use of resources but are also intended to make the service more accessible to the general public. To illustrate this, they point to their new flagship facility in Hinckley, which is situated in the back room of a butcher's shop. It is, they claim proudly, the only police station in the country where you can report a major incident and buy your sausages at the same time.

The Bleeding Obvious Prime Time Gameshow Generator

Books and Free Downloads

The UBO Annual 2018 The UBO Annual 2017 The UBO Annual 2016 The UBO Annual 2015 The History of Rock The Bongo Lectures Kicking and Screaming Dead Peasants Recalled to Life UBO Volume 1 UBO Volume 2 Death Doom and Disaster Goldilocks and the Free Bears Find out more...


 

 

Promo Image

Bareknuckle Snooker

One of the biggest threats to law and order since badminton

Promo Image

Cut Price Chips

You like chips. You like lots of chips.

Promo Image

Young Waiter of the Year

A gobful of abuse from young Paul certainly strikes home.

Promo Image

Empire of the Flowers

Major General Barmy-Phipps Discusses Operation Growbag

Promo Image

Lobster Facts

with Derek the Fact Crab

Promo Image

Pretty Pictures

Keeping senior management out of trouble with colouring books.

 

Standard British NunsTeaching Carrots to FlyStandard British NunsExtreme Dinosaurs

 

Latest blog entries...