Friday, April 08, 2011

Policing on the (Really) Cheap? 'Vigilante' Experiment Will see Volunteers Patrolling Streets

Volunteer 'vigilantes' will don uniforms and patrol the streets as part of a national trial to help the police combat crime.

Members of the public will go on the beat in parts of Greater Manchester, wearing high-visibility jackets on the look-out for troublemakers.

The vigilantes won't be expected to arrest anyone or tackle criminals, but will instead report back to their local officers.


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, well, that's interesting...

    What is the point in laying off normal police, who don't even investigate real crimes already and then put some vigilantes in place, sounds like a spin-off of the community wardens.....Rubbish.

    UK is always losing the plot.


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