John Key said last night the Nats has boosted Police numbers by 600. In fact, 2008, Police numbers have grown by only 442, 5.4%, barely more than population growth. All but 80 of those extra cops came in the 2008/09 year – under Labour’s last budget. Cops per capita has fallen in the last two years. No wonder there are more unsolved crimes.
And now the Nats have been rumbled on their secret plan to freeze police recruitment.
Good to see that Key has the cops running around raiding media stations over a ‘bland’ cup of tea, eh?