7 Feb 2020

Public losing faith in police, says watchdog

Home Affairs Correspondent

A public that has “rumbled”  police who apparently can’t deal with the volume of crime, something which is “corrosive” for the long term relationship between the police and the public: these – the blunt conclusions of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

His report into the state of policing across England and Wales also warned that plans to recruit 20,000 extra officers wouldn’t solve all the problems facing forces.