In the Media

Savaging for Britain's failed police culture

PUBLISHED December 13, 2004

Britain's biggest and most powerful police force is insular, stagnant and wastes much of its multi-billion-pound budget because of out-of-date management techniques and the growth of 'Buggins turn' promotion of staff not up to the job.

A damning report to be released this week will say that the Metropolitan Police, which looks after the safety of millions of Londoners, as well as tourists and some of Britain's most prestigious landmarks, has failed to modernise and that many of its internal affairs, including disciplining corrupt officers, are mishandled.