Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 04 Sep 2015 16:35:47 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml grumpypowys http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=88#comment8 In America, it would appear that the position of Police Chief is largely political.Over the last ten years in this country, the Police in this country have become very political. Maybe under the Coalition, the position can be reversed.The tick box, target driven, remote desktop operation needs to be unwound. Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:59:54 GMT+1 NickLangley http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=77#comment7 This package made a big mistake in its assumptions about law enforcement in the USA.County Sheriffs are not the primary local law enforcement agency in most of the USA. That is the job of the thousands of independent city police departments whose chiefs are not elected but appointed by politicians.Sheriffs provide law enforcement to unincorporated areas and those cities that choose not to have their own police department. Sheriffs operate county jails and enforce court decisions. Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:41:21 GMT+1 newlach http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=66#comment6 It doesn't matter what colour the cat is, as long as it catches criminals. Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:37:39 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=55#comment5 'implemented' Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:32:02 GMT+1 IMOORE http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=44#comment4 Shock horror, police forced to impliment the law, can't have that can we, not when they are being forced to impliment the law the metrosexual class don't want implimented. Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:26:00 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=33#comment3 Giggle, Horsey! Mon 23 Aug 2010 16:07:12 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=22#comment2 A timeshare salesman called Mr Swindle! You're making this up, aren't you? Mon 23 Aug 2010 13:17:40 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=11#comment1 He looks a right "good ol' boy"Visions of Rod Steiger in Heat... Mon 23 Aug 2010 13:02:34 GMT+1 Lady_Sue http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/electing_police_chiefs.shtml?page=0#comment0 Initially thought this chap looked pretty scary but then tried to imagine him in policeman's uniform and he changed into "friendly cop". Wondering what that says about our perception of trusting "men in uniform"? Mon 23 Aug 2010 12:56:40 GMT+1