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Old 25th Nov 2021, 13:18
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NPAS has proved to be an unmitigated disaster as a tool for operational Police Air Support. Yes it is available for some pre planned operations, and some extended and ongoing major incidents, but unlike pre NPAS days it is no longer available as top cover and intelligence gathering for sudden and often risky situations involving officers on the ground. The establishment of NPAS in the way that it was, let the operational Police Officer down.

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Old 25th Nov 2021, 22:28
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I’d go further and say that it’s a National scandal.
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Old 26th Nov 2021, 08:31
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Unfortunately the people who might be able to remedy the situation in NPAS are difficult to address. Places like Rotorheads, published books and PAN are not really in the public domain - they are places where we choose to go. And by experience we know that the people who find that they are being criticised might go once but in most cases would not choose to go back! They simply ignore the subject, there is a pension or promotion to be considered.

Even letters to your local MP, government ministers and newspapers are fighting for space with other agendas (and there are plenty of those now) and simply not yet making their mark. How long has it taken to get half decent dialogue on the Channel Migrants issue? The current governmental chatter owes its existence to a lot of deaths - but it will likely peter out as soon as something new comes along or the winter weather closes down the human traffic across the sea.

But, that is not to say that the campaign to get NPAS remodelled should cease, it has been a long road and I suspect it will continue with little return for a long time yet. The newly post of Head of Futures and Innovation is clearly the way for NPAS to proceed with, now they are seeking to employ Mystic Meg to work out what to do in the future, even though they have yet to clarify the past and the present! That 68K salary would be far more useful spent on returning PBH to the fleet! All I am waiting for is for Linked-In to suggest that it is just the job for me!

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Old 26th Nov 2021, 09:50
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In the end, the last people that should be in charge of spending public money on anything. Are the people that are spending public money on everything. I'll qualify that by saying I have worked in both local government and law enforcement
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Old 28th Nov 2021, 07:35
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If Amazon with their billions have put a halt on their BVLOS research then what hope does some West Yorkshire Police employee have? It's fantasy - at least for the next decade - to pretend that this some way covers for the huge, inexcusable, gaps that have been created in air support cover over the last decade. It's Wizard of Oz stuff, they need to employ a man behind a curtain who can conjure up an illusion of competence.
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