Petitioning Amber Rudd

Stop single crewing police officers

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I am a currently serving police officer. The following is not my story, however myself and all of my colleagues can relate to each and every point, as it affects us on an almost daily basis. 


We are all exhausted, tired and had enough, We do it for the money and not for the love.

Last week I was hit, spat at and punched. There wasn't one day that I ate my lunch. I held a man's hand who'd just lost his wife, I took a child from his Father who was wielding a knife.I pulled a girl off a bridge who was mentally ill,I locked up a worker who had nicked from the till.
I persuaded a battered woman to finally speak,After seeing her every day, week after week.

The above is our job and all proud to do it. 

Time for a few truths:
Grade 1, man with knife - not one cop is free, but I break off as usual.
I get to the job, a lone female I stand, man is angry, wants to fight with a knife in his hand. The same night I attend a fight all alone. I arrive to see 10 fighting in the middle of the road.


Night after night cops go to jobs on their own and yes, they are frightened stood there all alone. Because no one is coming - you're the only free one,
New cops aren't coming, the old ones are gone.

We love the job - but enough is enough. We are ready to go and pack up our stuff, hang up the belt, the hat and vest.  No one can say we're not trying our best. We’re abused for pennies that barely pay rent. 

We don't want to give up - we still want to be cops! But bad things will happen if they don't pull out all stops.

Get us more cops so we're not always alone, I know others feel the same - I'm not on my own.


Cops will get hurt if this carries on,
And this fight on terrorism will never be won.


Please support us by ending the single crewing of officers to make it look like there are more cops on the frontline. When in reality it’s a safety risk!!

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