Tories have lost all respect from force
According to the official booklet on police and crime commissioners published by the Home Secretary, they "will swear an oath which will reflect the commitment police officers make to serve every member of the public impartially".
The police have always been the servants of the people, but the present day Conservatives view that as similar to the attitude between Victorian masters and servants.
That was why former Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell's expletive-peppered "pleb" rant at officers resonated so much within the police service.
Previously, Home Secretaries have been treated like royalty by the police; held in such high regard with mutual respect for each other. Unfortunately no more.
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The present Home Secretary, Theresa May, was booed at the last Police Federation annual meeting, where some members even walked out.
For whatever reason, the Conservative party seems hell-bent upon politicising and privatising the police.
They foisted action upon the police without proper consultation because the police are unable to take industrial action.
The Government savaged their pay, conditions and pensions. Not only has the Government introduced civilian police and crime commissioners, but have also nominated and appointed a civilian Chief Inspector of Constabularies, a Mr Tom Winsor, a lawyer, who previously was an unspectacular railway regulator.
Again mooted is the appointment of civilian senior officers, also with no previous police experience.
This smacks at the discontinued experiment under the Trenchard / Hendon scheme when ex-military officers joined the police with the immediate rank of inspector.
It seems that the Government is determined to take control of the police.
The relationship between the Conservative Party and the police is at its lowest for any political party.
However, the police will still be expected to police industrial disputes where trade union workers protest legally against such Government interference.
Mr Cameron would do well to seriously listen to the good advice of the Tory grandee, Norman Tebbutt, regarding the top echelon of his party.
Patrick Trigg, Oadby.