In the Media

Red tape hinders crime fighting, says thinktank

PUBLISHED November 2, 2005

Policing is being dragged down by poor entrance standards and training and too much red tape, according to a report by the thinktank Politeia.

The author, Anthony Howlett Bolton, a former Bedfordshire deputy chief constable, said bureaucracy, rigid targets and initiatives designed to serve their political masters, hindered police.