The dumb just got dumber……
Downsize the police force at a time you’re importing tens of thousands of Muslims from jihadi hot spots in the Middle East. What could go wrong?
Fewer police available to carry out border checks
Published: 08 Jun 2016 08:47 GMT+02:00
The police border checks at Malmö’s Hyllie station at the Swedish end of the Öresund rail link were introduced in January 2016, and while they are not carried out by the police officers themselves, an officer must be present in order for any of the 72 trained civilian ID inspectors to carry out their duties.
The number of officers available to oversee the inspections is declining however because officers from across Sweden are no longer being brought to Malmö to help with the controls.
Local officers are sometimes required to carry out work elsewhere in the city, while the summer holiday season has also had an impact on available staff numbers.
“Sometimes there aren’t police at Hyllie, sometimes hour by hour, sometimes whole shifts. It’s the holiday season now, and we have limited resources,” police communications officer Ewa-Gun Westfordtold Sydsvenskan.
She has previously described the border checks as “peripheral” to The Local, saying that “there are gaps in the net”.