Oh FFS, that old chestnut? What Police union members rail at as 'bureacracy' is usually a synonym for 'accountability'.
TBH, and I don't know whether this is good or bad but I'd hazard a guess that just about every other Police commissioner in the country would have gone the same way as she did. There definitely has been a huge culture change in terms of how present Police heirarchy need to be when they're only a phone call away. Have seen the change in just about every operational area. Flexible arvo shift = start at 11, knock off at 7 and if you get a call after that on the bat phone (when quite a few calls come), even for 10 mins, 3 hours of recall/overtime. Ka-jing, $$, etc..
Last edited by Top_Cat; 08-04-2010 at 10:19 PM.