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COPS GET POINTS NOT PRIZES

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COPS GET POINTS NOT PRIZES
Traffic police are being given "points" depending on who they manage to pull over to encourage them to do their job properly.

Thames Valley Police's road's policing department has given its 120 officers "aide-memoire" cards.

Their monthly target, also on the cards, is 200 points.

Officers get 10 points for stopping a rapist, a drink-driver or a robber.

They get five points for pulling over someone not wearing a seatbelt or using a mobile phone at the wheel.

The highest number of points available for the traffic officers is 50, achievable only when "taking the lead role at a fatal accident".

A force spokeswoman said Thames Valley's roads policing department was the only one in Britain currently using the aide-memoire cards system.

"It's very popular. It's designed to help officers prioritise their workload," she said.

She added: "If you arrest a burglar it's 10 points, a disqualified driver is 10 points, a drink-driver or a robber is also 10 points.

"It's five for criminal damage, three for defective lights and 50 for taking the lead role at a fatal accident."

Two points are scored for an illegal immigrant, shoplifter, someone breaching bail conditions, a mentally ill person or a pedestrian on the motorway.

Seatbelt, mobile phone and Tacograph offences, criminal damage, harassment or public order offences are worth five points.

Ten points are awarded for assault, abduction, offensive weapon, rape, threats to kill, forgery or drugs.

Superintendent Mick Doyle, head of roads policing, said in a statement: "The performance system enables stretched officers to prioritise their work.

"The system reflects the importance of offences that are the main causes of death on our roads. The department also makes a contribution toward tackling crime in the Thames Valley, although the police areas and criminal investigation departments obviously take the lead on such issues.

"The system was introduced after full consultation with roads policing officers and also helps supervisors assess workloads."

So now you know!

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I hope that was published on April 1 - it is that stupid

LJ


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Hmmm...do you think the up and coming election has anything to do with this?? :p


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It would be interesting to put together a scenario where the arresting officer might score maximum points. For example... the officer who took the lead role at the scene of a fatal accident caused by an untaxed, uninsured, unlicenced illegal immigrant breaching bail conditions, wanted for aggravated assault, rape, and burglary and found not wearing their seatbelt in a car with broken lights, speeding and using their mobile, would be well on their way to their monthly target.

Can anyone think of a scenario that would score the whole month's target?


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