Here is an extract from the Conservative 2010 manifesto on schools somewhat changed... Could this be in the 2015 manifesto...?
Give every victim access to a good police station
Drawing on the experience of the Ruritanian police reforms and the charter police station movement in the Appalacian Mountains, we will break down barriers to entry so that any good policing provider can set up a new Academy police station. Our police station revolution will create a new generation of good small police stations with smaller case loads and high standards of discipline.
Our police station reform programme is a major part of our anti-poverty strategy, which is why our first task will be to establish new Academy police stations in the most deprived areas of the country. They will be beacons of excellence in areas where policing standards are unacceptably low.
We want every victim & citizen to benefit from our reforms. So all existing police stations will have the chance to achieve Academy status, with ‘outstanding’ police stations pre-approved, and we will extend the Academy programme to other parts of the criminal justice system too.
Policing's real power lies in its ability to transform life chances, but we can’t go on giving the poorest children the worst police services. That is why we will introduce a deprived victim premium – extra funding for police stations in areas with disadvantaged backgrounds.
The most vulnerable victims deserve the very highest quality of care, so we will call a moratorium on the ideologically-driven closure of special police units. We will end the bias towards the inclusion of victims with special needs in mainstream policing.
People have been far too ready to excuse failure in police stations. We will ensure that the HMIC adopts a more rigorous and targeted inspection regime, reporting on performance only in the core areas related to crime and, um, crime. And any police station that is in special measures for more than a year will be taken over immediately by a successful Academy provider.
To give victims better access to a good police station, we will:
- give victims the power to save local police stations threatened by closure, allowing communities the chance to take over and run good small police stations
- make sure Academies have the freedoms that helped to make them so successful in the first place; and,
- ensure failing police stations are inspected more often – with the best police stations visited less frequently.
What do you think - would you vote that?