These days, police officers help put a sticking plaster on society's ills.
"The Tories are hoping David Cameron is moving to the right on law and order. He isn't moving right,
We face grave circumstances, says the chairman of the Police Federation.
Deputy PM says cuts are being made "across-the-board". But health and foreign aid are protected.
Labour is in a strong position so long as it avoids mixed messages and leaves the cuts unmentioned.
Recent widespread disturbances are placing a heavy financial burden on individuals, police and insur