Essex: Police mounted unit set to be cut

Halstead Gazette: Essex: Police mounted unit set to be cut Essex: Police mounted unit set to be cut

The Essex Police mounted unit could be disbanded to save £600,000. 

The force has informed Essex Police Authority it plans to cut the unit, which contains nine officers, and is now consulting on the proposals. 

Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle said: "Essex Police is committed to providing the best and most effective policing service possible to our communities.

 

"In these times of unprecedented financial pressures, the force is faced with very hard choices, and the proposal to disband the Mounted Section is made with great reluctance.”

 

A spokesman added: "It should also be stressed that the welfare of the horses will be paramount and, if the unit is disbanded, it is not anticipated that this will lead to the destruction of any police horses.

"There are only eight police forces in the country which still retain a dedicated Mounted Section."

 

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5:57pm Mon 23 Jul 12

Bit_Bytr says...

What a concept: in the 21st century we (THEY) still can justify the need for cavalry in the countryside? Give me a break.
What a concept: in the 21st century we (THEY) still can justify the need for cavalry in the countryside? Give me a break. Bit_Bytr
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10:34pm Mon 23 Jul 12

brain1 says...

All the cavalry has done has been to serve certain peoples expensive egos
Goodbye and get on with cleaning our streets of crime
All the cavalry has done has been to serve certain peoples expensive egos Goodbye and get on with cleaning our streets of crime brain1
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10:40pm Mon 23 Jul 12

meddler1 says...

Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot.

Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything.
Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot. Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything. meddler1
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2:19am Tue 24 Jul 12

Bit_Bytr says...

Ok. I'm on here **** and mOaning about mis-allocation of MY tax funded resources.
Ok. I'm on here **** and mOaning about mis-allocation of MY tax funded resources. Bit_Bytr
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8:49am Tue 24 Jul 12

brain1 says...

meddler1 wrote:
Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot. Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything.
Have you forgotten we also have a very expensive Police Helicopter? This is under used and far more effective in finding a person on a ploughed field.
[quote][p][bold]meddler1[/bold] wrote: Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot. Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything.[/p][/quote]Have you forgotten we also have a very expensive Police Helicopter? This is under used and far more effective in finding a person on a ploughed field. brain1
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8:51am Tue 24 Jul 12

brain1 says...

brain1 wrote:
meddler1 wrote: Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot. Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything.
Have you forgotten we also have a very expensive Police Helicopter? This is under used and far more effective in finding a person on a ploughed field.
Sorry I forgot we have such large "angy football crowds" in Essex that we need the Horses to control them!!!!
[quote][p][bold]brain1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meddler1[/bold] wrote: Normal nonsense from those who have never been faced with an angry football crowd, looked for a missing person across rough ground, or dealt with a full scale riot. Never mind, when it happens to you, you can get back on here and **** about the police not doing anything.[/p][/quote]Have you forgotten we also have a very expensive Police Helicopter? This is under used and far more effective in finding a person on a ploughed field.[/p][/quote]Sorry I forgot we have such large "angy football crowds" in Essex that we need the Horses to control them!!!! brain1
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9:07am Wed 25 Jul 12

Bhudeeka says...

i see the anti horse idiots are on here again the helicopter is no more effective than the horses and far more planet friendly its disugsting thatthe police are scrappingit
i see the anti horse idiots are on here again the helicopter is no more effective than the horses and far more planet friendly its disugsting thatthe police are scrappingit Bhudeeka
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9:36am Wed 25 Jul 12

The Yellow Peril says...

It's far easier to get a helicopter to the scene of a crime than a horse! Horses are massively expensive and I cannot see how they are used effectively in Essex most of the time. Don't get me wrong, I love horses and would love a job working with them (lucky mounted police people) but it is not cost effective. I wonder if they will sell me one.
It's far easier to get a helicopter to the scene of a crime than a horse! Horses are massively expensive and I cannot see how they are used effectively in Essex most of the time. Don't get me wrong, I love horses and would love a job working with them (lucky mounted police people) but it is not cost effective. I wonder if they will sell me one. The Yellow Peril
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