Higher police presence

I hear stories from family and friends (via phone) every day who tell me about going to the shops and people not adhering to the rules, and also how busy the roads are. People are already feeling more relaxed and free to break the rules. I would like more police presence with the police and/or security monitoring things better and making people answer as to why they are out and about.

Why the contribution is important

Because things will never be as good and as safe as they can be as long as people are freely aloud to break the rules

by SheidlingScottFamily on May 06, 2020 at 09:25PM

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  • Posted by GillHain May 06, 2020 at 21:58

    That means police out on the streets not in offices writing reports
  • Posted by granny May 06, 2020 at 22:55

    Think police being on streets gives public reassurance and those flouting Lockdown rules a reminder !
  • Posted by OldDeuteronomy May 06, 2020 at 23:32

    Of course people are feeling more relaxed; lockdown was never going to be practical for any longer than this, and if it is extended then yet more people are going to be flouting the rules. Zilch point in raising police levels to monitor something they cannot sustain.
  • Posted by Lizwren May 06, 2020 at 23:56

    Agree people not following the restrictions should be dealt with and fined if they continue. More police checking. Local taxi firms ferrying people back and forward to house parties it’s a joke!
  • Posted by BUTEMACS May 07, 2020 at 00:14

    Massively in agreement compared to other countries policing of lock down ours is not tough enough, my friend in Spain says all the ex pats are talking about what a joke the UK police are compared to the really tough line taken in there, taking strong action on peoples behaviour,movements & stop & check car journeys, is this the reason we have surpassed Spain & all the European countries in deaths.
  • Posted by steviegee1157 May 07, 2020 at 05:15

    I was out walking my dog yesterday in Abronhill Cumbernauld when I came across a large group of adults and children sitting on blankets not adhering to social distancing. I about turned and headed in the opposite direction where upon I spoke to another guy with kids heading that way. I warned him that it was mobbed with people and all he said was yeah I know we are going to meet friends there. I just shook my head in disbelief and said to him REALLY and you call that responsible. He looked at me as though I was speaking a foreign language. Rather than start a full scale argument I just walked away. I did try and contact the police (101) but after 10 minutes of waiting I just hung the phone up. People are just not getting the message. They are either nieve or just plain stupid.
  • Posted by steviegee1157 May 07, 2020 at 05:33

    I witnessed the police the other day sitting in a layby with a speed gun. 100 yards down the road there were at least 7 cars parked up where people were out with deck chairs sitting near a nature reserve entrance. If the police cant be bothered, or rather be more interested in stopping speeding cars, then it follows that the public will just keep on flouting social distancing rules.
  • Posted by christine72 May 07, 2020 at 07:05

    This shouldn’t be necessary but definitely support this even if only done heavily at the start of any change in restrictions. I live near a park and watch the police regularly move on sunbathers who loudly argue they aren’t doing anything wrong as are ‘allowed out every day for fresh air’. If they are arguing about that, what else will folk do wrongly/on purpose?
  • Posted by Eallan May 07, 2020 at 08:00

    I think the police are doing a great job (not a job I'd do). In my area we have police walking the beat (never seen the police walking the beat before). The roads are getting busy. Is it possible for police to set up random checks on the roads?
  • Posted by WBRnotes May 07, 2020 at 22:21

    Police seem loathe to remind people what they are allowed to do under lockdown. In a park, I recently heard someone ask a policeman what was allowed in parks at this time - walking, running and cycling was what was said and all around them were people playing ball, sitting on benches, on the grass, throwing frisbees etc. Seems a softly, softly approach is being taken. I'm not sure anything much was said to those who were not adhering to the guidelines. Certainly don't think a fine of any sort was imposed...
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