Police Bored of Sorting Out Your Facebook Whines

By Gary Cutlack on at

The boss of the UK's Police Federation has been running the numbers down in the IT department, and has emerged horrified at how much time the police forces of the country are spending on sorting out boring old non-urgent social media bullshit.

Police officers around the country are voicing their displeasure at being asked to step in to local disputes that would be best sorted out by an arm wrestle, a fight, or someone telling someone else's mum, with police federation chair John Apter saying his forces are being called in to arbitrate in "...the argument over the remote control, the dispute in the playground, the row on Facebook," and other such tedious modern fallings out.

His men want to spend more time on serious crimes and investigating burglaries and their ilk, with Apter saying sending officers out to people arguing about sacks being put in the wrong bin is making a mockery of the entire police force and only goes to further demoralise already stretched local forces. [Telegraph]