More police officers needed to walk the streets

My father was police officer. Forty years in the police, unblemished record and eight commendations to his name.

After retiring, he said: “I despair about the police, all they seem to do is drive around in cars.”

Polce closed a number of roads during the incident

Polce closed a number of roads during the incident

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My father patrolled around Worthing town centre with four other officers, five in all.

They would check shop doors, back and front. If a shop door had damage to it there was a chance that the premises had been broken into, therefore a radio message would be sent to other officers in the vicinity.

They would respond on foot. If a car was required they would call one in to take the prisoner to the ‘nick’.

I feel we need to have officers walking the streets – a visible presence instead of going past in a car.

Graham Tooley

Mill Pond Way, Littlehampton

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