Current policing structure is flawed.
In the EPS today, one the least desirable positions to hold is that of, Patrol Constable. When you start out your career, the first thing you want to do is work your way out of Patrol and into a specialized unit. Generally, the good Police Officers get selected for these positions, leaving the less skilled Police Officers on the front line to deal directly with the public. Some of the problems we see within the communities is the fact that the best officers are hiding in a van doing surveillance and not using their skills to properly manage community issues on the front line. Until the EPS changes this structure and makes the Patrol Constable position a desired and prestigious one, I feel we will be unable to eliminate or reduce the poorly handled situations that we hear about.
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