Monday, May 15, 2006
How To Improve Police Response Times
One of the frequent complaints made these days about the service from Nanny's police, is that they are slow to respond when you are reporting a crime such as burglary, yet heavy handed and quick off the mark with other issues such as speeding or dog scaring.
Well Spiv (one of the regular contributors here), a fellow chartered accountant no less, has come up with rather an ingenious method for getting the police to turn up to an incident whilst the crime is still being committed.
Imagine this, if you will, you are a home owner who one night hears burglars messing around in your home or garden shed.
You ring the police up, and they say that they will send someone in a few hours as there is no one available.
An all too frequent excuse these days!
Hang up, then call them back in 30 seconds.
Tell them that you have shot and killed the intruder.
I guarantee that a squad car, containing a suitably equipped armed response team, will race around to your home within 5 minutes.
When they find a living intruder and ask why you said that you had shot him, you can respond by asking how it is they managed to turn up in five minutes if there was no one available?
I think it is a brilliant solution to slow police response times!