Keith Vaz, the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, has said that some police are able to "get away with corruption and incompetence" because of "broken systems of accountability". He said:
Broken systems of accountability and a patchwork of police standards and training, have allowed a minority of officers to get away with corruption and incompetence which is blighting an otherwise excellent service with dedicated officers.
The days of Dixon of Dock Green are over. The new landscape of policing requires a new type of police officer ready to meet the new challenges.
Honesty, integrity and transparency are essential components of the policing DNA.
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