Scrap the DPPs and spend money on cops…

Jim McElroy, former DUP chair of Banbridge District Council reckons that the District Policing Partnerships are a costly waste of time and money.

“I feel this money would be much better spent putting half-a-dozen more officers on the beat in Banbridge, tackling lawbreakers on the street,” said DUP councillor Jim McElroy.

“This is not an attack on any individuals, all I am saying is that this extra expense is costing the taxpayer millions of pounds each year for 26 DPPs across the Province and I hope the new Assembly will change this pattern.

“DPP leaflets, meetings and groups are all very well but they do not stop crime in rural areas, though more PSNI officers could stamp this out. What we need is more action and less talking.”

Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Categories Uncategorised Tags

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.