Mar 12, 2009

Cardboard cops on UK police force

Police forces in the UK have spent more than $27,600 (£20,000) on cardboard cut-outs of uniformed officers designed to confuse criminals.

It was billed as the latest police tactic to combat crime and now the idea has taken off nationwide.

Rank-and-file officers are questioning the wisdom of spending police funds on fake officers.

It seems that the cardboard cops are designed to prevent crime and also to give peace of mind to citizens by making them feel more secure.

More of the story here.