More Good News For Crooks
Police officers will be forced to try and out run crooks as budget constraints mean highway patrol cars won't be equipped with portable radios, National's Police spokesman Brian Neeson said today.
"This sort of cost cutting puts our police officers in unnecessary danger when they are trying to protect the public.
"Today's revelation comes after yesterday's announcement that cellphones are to be taken off Police to cut costs.
"Police will get safety training instead of a radio that would enable them to call for backup in an emergency. Is the Minister proposing that Police get training on how to run faster?
"Hapless Hawkins is continuing to come up with foolish ideas to cut costs. Not only does he want Police to pay for their own training but they aren't even going to be safely equipped on the job.
"For all of the Minister's desperate attempts in Parliament to deflect criticism from himself onto the Police, the reality is that George has come up with most of these ideas himself. The Minister is treading dangerously with his meddling in the day-to-day operations of the Police Force.
"The only people that will benefit from Mr Hawkin's foolish ideas are the crooks," Mr Neeson said.