STAFF should stop behaving like social workers and start attacking criminals, the sheriff will warn today.
And he says they need to move with the times as they are often overtaken by sophisticated cyber criminals.
Sir Michael BarberChairman of the Strategic Review of Policy, will make 56 recommendations to put in place what he calls a laser focus to fight crime.
He would say that the recent scandals suffered by the Met and other forces have caused a crisis of confidence in policy that can only be reversed by fundamental reforms to regain public trust. they.
In a speech today at the Center for Policy Studies, he will warn that, without changes, Britain’s tradition of policing by consent is at serious risk.
He will say: “Major changes are happening at breakneck speed, but the past often seems stuck in the past, hardly fitting into the present let alone the future.
“The thin blue line is now stretched too thin.
“Typically, our police are more of a social service dealing with mental health and family breakdown than fighting crime.”
He said more than 40% of crimes today are online scams, most of which go unsolved.
However, old-fashioned drug-related violent crime is still on the rise, with knife homicides also doubling between 2015 and 2021.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4741399/policing-czar-cops-criminals-social-workers/ The police should stop behaving like social workers and start catching criminals, warn the tsar