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She said it "could be" that if an iPad was stolen from a home an officer would not come round to investigate.
There had to be a "conversation with the public" over priorities, she added.
"We need to move from reacting to some of those traditional crimes to think about focusing on threat and harm and risk and protecting the public.
"If we're really serious about putting a lot of effort into protecting children, for example, it might mean if you've had a burglary, for example, and the burglar has fled, we won't get there as quickly as we have in the past.
"But think of the threat to our children from sexual offences, from sexual abuse, from online abuse, that's what we've got to prioritise," she added.
But if someone has broken into my home it's about more than what they took ....isn't it ? , if I pay my taxes to pay their wages don't I have the right to expect my call for help to be answered and investigated ?
originally posted by: VictorVonDoom
a reply to: gortex
Just tell the dispatcher that you tried to shoot the perp, but your Uzi tends to jam when it's on full auto so you're not sure if you hit them.
You'll have a police response in no time.
originally posted by: NeoSpace
No police you say, well in that case any burglar will be kissing the business end of my steel baseball bat.
It is worth pointing out that this is some high ranking officer just pointing out what "might" happen with a lot of if's, but's and maybe's.
So, essentially, this is her banging the drum for her fellow Police Chiefs to try and generate some sort of outcry or political embarrassment to get the Government to cough up some cash.