Case Study: Metropolitan Police Service - Anonymous

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How do you feel about the job and the role of the detective right now?

The job which I joined has changed immeasurably – the role has been devalued.  Detectives are overworked and accountability has increased year on year. There has been a shift in having to be all things to all people instead of concentrating on catching criminals. There is no recognition for police work and promotion boards have lost their way.


Do you think victims of crime are getting the attention they deserve? If not, why not?

No. Detectives are too busy dealing with trivial matters instead of focusing efforts on serious victims of crime. 


One word to describe current state of investigative policing

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