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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Strange Arrangement....

I find the plan to get an officer in uniform to accompany plain clothes cops on duty rather strange.

Of course it is good that an Inspector will also do some rounds but I find little merit in this scheme as the concept of a plain clothes cop is jeopardised even before he takes the first step. Is not the cop in mufti to provide the element of surprise and to keep the criminals worried as they will not know when they can be arrested?

It seems to be an overkill response to a problem that should have been prevented if plain clothes cops are adequately trained and properly supervised.For example, plain clothes cops can offer anyone they detain the chance to see their authority cards and even to call the police station to verify their identity.

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