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I Nd Bck Up: Northamptonshire Police Text For 02

by | 11th, June 2007

walkie-talkie.jpg HAVE things really come to this for the humble Bobby? In an effort to reduce the spiralling costs of using walkie-talkies, police have been advised to send each other text messages instead.

The new scheme has been introduced in Northamptonshire after the cost of using O2’s new Airwave walkie-talkie system soared from £27,000 to £120,000 in just a year, a huge rise of 400 per cent.

As well as been encouraged to use text messaging, the put-upon Bobbies are also being trained to use fewer words when they really do need to use their walkie-talkies.

Supt Bob Smart said: “Hopefully this will help us reduce the costs to a reasonable figure.” Nope, too many words there, Supt Smart. Try again. Or text us your thoughts instead.

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