Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Saturday, 8 August 2015
HOW MANY POLICE CONSTABLES DOES IT TAKE..........??
1.68 chief superintendants for every ACPO ranked officer
9 inspectors and chief inspectors for every superintendant
3.3 sergeants for every inspector
5.2 constables for every sergeant
Figures for 2013 were:-
4.86 constables for every sergeant
3.26 sergeants for every inspector
3.49 inspectors for every chief inspector
2.2 chief inspectors for every superintendent
2.24 superintendents for every chief superintendent
1.82 chief superintendents for every ACPO rank
I have no knowledge of the internal workings or management of large organisations but it does seem that the police are top heavy at the higher ranks of chief inspector and above. The army also seems to be similarly afflicted with around 200 brigadiers and generals for a force of around 100,000 reducing.
Perhaps this is a historical anomaly and recruitment and promotion are trapped in a time warp?