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Petition: Protect and improve policing in the UK. Hold a Royal Commission.

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From Kevin Moore, retired police officer with 39 years service;

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I care deeply about protecting our communities and the state of policing and it’s heartbreaking to see the cuts being made. In this country we’ve lost 25,000 police officers since 2010. And the effects are clear to see - with over 91% of crimes taking place without anyone getting charged.

At the same time, cuts to other services like health care mean that colleagues in the force are dealing with more than ever before - like people with mental health problems that should be in the care of the NHS. It feels now like policing is in crisis with hundreds of officers leaving well before retirement. Without urgent change, it will only get worse and put us all a risk.

That’s why I’m calling for the Home Secretary to hold a Royal Commission. This is a 'root and branch' review of the entire police system, as well as concrete steps forward about what changes need to be made and how it will be properly funded.

I’m not the only retired officer who thinks this needs to happen - I’m one of a group of 180 who are leading this campaign. We are called “Retired Officers Who Care”.

The will be the first review of its kind since 1960. Policing and the demands placed upon it have changed radically since that time - especially with the rise in technology.

The British public have a right to a police force which has the funding it needs to keeps us all safe and secure.

Please sign this petition to help make this happen.

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... what you need is a Labour government... 

With their record and current Leader. I doubt if the Electorate Will ever give them a Chance.

Especially after Diane Abbots Statement that a Labour Government will Welcome All to UK                  No Controls on Immigration

Yes accept the current Government are Not the Best. But with current Choice of Political Parties and MP's. Expect the Next General election will have its lowest ever Turn Out

Especially if they Fail to get a Working Brexit

People said that last year and boy were they wrong.

I think Diane Abbott was quite reasonably saying that for any immigration that was going to happen, they weren't going to be racist about it.

First Aware needs more coverage on Facebook.  I have shared it on Public

As far as my own experience with the local police goes, they have plenty of time on their hands still. They're welcome to come back to me on this.

Good to see 10 peeps signing. Hopefully more of you care about a properly resourced police service .... dealing with all those crimes often posted here on HOL ... for example
Now signed by 250,000 people.

This petition is going to be raised in parliament.

From petition organiser Kevin Moore;

Stephen Lloyd the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne in Sussex, having signed the petition, has agreed to raise the issue in the House of Commons.

This is great news of course and supports the fact that Maria Caulfield my local MP for Lewes in Sussex has agreed to write to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid ensuring that he is sighted on the petition.

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