Greater Manchester Police Top Copper Mr Fahy
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Peter Fahy is now defending a 1.6 Million Pound spending cut and saying his force must be run more like Argos in a bid to make GMP more clever.
Fahy says 35 of 56 Greater Manchester Police Front desk jobs are set to go as part of the government cuts but this doesn’t mean that normal officers would be hiding away from the public but instead they would be more responsive to calls and surgery’s
Fahy went on to explain : “When you order your table from Argos you expect them to get back to you and tell you what time they will call round.
“There's no reason why GMP should be any different.
“Local front offices are very important to local people and the priority was always to keep a number open, which we will be doing.
“But a number simply aren't used and aren't cost-effective.
“It is important to reiterate that the police stations themselves will remain open and we will still be dealing with local issues.
“This could be through PCSO surgeries at local libraries or housing offices or, in certain cases, by having officers come out to visit you after you've made a call.
RWB Correspondents Spoke to Gary Tumulty Salford BNP Organiser who said “Mr Fahy is living on a dream boat, If you cut the police desk jobs, the front line policing will be affected, I can safely say in Salford the police are very rarely seen on the streets, you may see a plastic no power PCSO around from time to time, but that’s about it”
“Fahy is an over paid common purpose copper he probably earns over £120K a year, and what for… nothing, when was the last time he was on patrol? If top copper is that concerned about saving the public cash, well lets have it Fahy lead by example, take a pay cut, You and all your other top ranking officials who are all over paid
“You want to run the police like a business do you? Argos, it is unbelievable, you can see it now, the criminal saying ‘Oh its Tuesday I have an appointment with the cops I am being arrested. I better go down and see what they want’ Why not go the whole way, and when you book people in to custody give them a ticket with a number on and when the machine calls the number they get dealt with, just like the Argos queue
“Sound silly don’t it, well it is Fahy it will never work” Gary concluded.