Efficiency is defined as the ability to produce something with a minimum amount of effort
Sir BHH has admitted there will be far fewer people dealing with things in the future but we will be efficient?
This organization can never… ever…. be efficient by the very nature of what it does.
I can understand a concept of re-examining input at one point in the system and then examining at what time it emerges at the other end of the system, e.g. car production as an example.
However what we do can never be efficient because of the variables in the system ‘production line’ which are totally out of the MET control.
Examples such as...suspect detained requires solicitor, suspect detained has mental health issues, suspect detained requires interpreter, suspect detained requires appropriate adult. I could go on and on….
Even an adult, English speaking, no issues, simple job can overrun a shift as it gets caught up in the melee of priority and who can do what at what time etc….
There is an ever dwindling box of officers who are available to deal either with stuff out on the street or in custody.
I see the officers lining up in custody cages waiting to book people in. The problems start there.
That is not efficiency.
It is throwing a ball marked with a custody number on a roulette wheel and hoping it lands on a spot where there is an OIC, interpreter, duty solicitor and appropriate adult available to deal if required….
Sir BHH talks about passion and commitment.
He gets commitment. We turn up day in and day out and make this work….
Passion?...... too F****** tired