Report on the Police Establishment, and the State of Crime, for the Year Ending 31st December

Report on the Police Establishment, and the State of Crime, for the Year Ending 31st December

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...auxiliary firemen means that money is saved by abstraction from police duty and loss of public security. Possibly it would be better to strengthen the Fire Brigade proper and enable them to do without the auxiliaries save in exceptional cases a11d so reduce the abstraction from police duty. A report upon this is now before your Committee. So far I have merely analysed the figures as compared with those of 1907, but I now beg to ofier for your consideration remarks upon the subjects which year after yea-r come under discussion and upon one or two special matters which have recently come prominently under the notice of the police. They merely embody the opinions of the police, the value of which is too often discounted by the mistaken notion that their main duties are detection and prosecution; this notion, it must be owned, exists to a great extent in the minds of many a policeman, but it is gradually giving way to the truer ideal of police duty, namely, prevention rather than detection. Police Duty, what is it P The distribution of the force as already detailed shows what a large proportion of the men are assigned to duties other than the primary object of a police force, the maintenance of public security. Person, property, and the public peace are best protected by a sufficient system of patrol by police both in uniform and plain clothes, but it is this very duty which is being continually reduced, not only by the adoption of duties unconnected with it, for which men have to be specially detailed, but also by assigning to "the man on the beat " all sorts of odd jobs which divert his attention from his proper duties. Before the passing of the Local Government Act 1888 Parliament directly voted money for the payment of half...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905938
  • 9781236905932