The Anonymous Widower

Are Our Policemen This Dim?

It is being reported that the Metropolitan Police spent £35,000 in the last two years ringing the speaking clock. I know it is important that they time everything correctly for the purposes of evidence, but surely, in most cases they have a mobile phone handy. My twenty-year-old phone gives the time very accurately. The only excuse would be that they need to put down the time to the nearest second. And I can’t believe that is necessary.

They also spent £200,000 on directory enquiries.   I have spent nothing in the last five years or so, as I always use 118500 on the Internet.

There may be operational reasons why they need to call directory enquiries, but surely the police could have a better internal system, which gave them more information.

It all goes to illustrate how inefficient our public services are and that they waste money our money all the time.

January 19, 2012 - Posted by | News | ,

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