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PCSO's(Police Community Support Officers) - only handed out 15 fines in three years at a cost of £10m...As much use as tits on a bull.

A team of police community support officers which has cost taxpayers almost £10million has handed out just 15 fines, it has been revealed.

It means each fixed penalty notice cost more than £650,000 in public money.

And ten of them were for one of two offences - having a dirty bicycle light or riding a bike on a pavement.

The figures reignited the row over the effectiveness of PCSOs - introduced by David Blunkett when he was Home Secretary to divert ' low-level responsibilities' from full police officers and increase the uniformed presence on the streets.

Susie Squire, campaign manager
for the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: 'There's a huge amount of taxpayers' money being spent on PCSOs, but these figures show they are just a PR stunt.

'They don't provide value for money at all.

'You can't compare them at all to beat bobbies. They are no substitute. People don't want cardboard cut-outs - they want real police.'

In 2007, a Daily Mail investigation revealed that each PCSO, on average, solves just one crime every six years.

The latest figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, come from Lincolnshire, which has the lowest-funded police force in the country.

The number of PCSOs, who do not have the power of arrest, has grown from 114 three years ago to 159, increasing the annual wage bill from £2.63million to £3.79million.

Useless, a total waste of taxpayers money to put petty minded pen pushing jobsworths onto the state payroll. Time serving fuckers who could never pass the police exams but who want the job:

Above we see a PCSO wearing their distinctive uniform. PCSO's about as much use with policing as Pogo the Clown was with regards childcare.

We also have these gems on the huge waste of time, effort and cash that is the PCSO's:
PCSO 11: PCSO's and hopscotch crimewave!

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