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Personally I am a huge fan of two man per car policing. I am also a fan of having more police. Part of that is if your paying a bit less for the cops salary you can afford more cops or better equipment for them to use for the same price. The CAF runs into a similar problem where part of the reason we don't have equipment is the amount of money spent on the troops.Eaglelord17, thinking a bit more about what you said. Specifically about what was called "giving the taxpayers a bang for their buck".
Productivity was calculated as Unit Hour Utilization. That's the formula used by "High Performance" urban systems.
( UHU = the number of runs divided by the total number of unit hours in the measurement interval ).
Metro Police may use their own formula to measure productivity. Or, they may use the same.
It would be interesting to compare productivity stats over the years to what they are now.
With Metro Police, I think their big change came with the introduction of the two-man car ( as it was called back then ) in 1976.
Have I ever said we should do away with the public sector? I know what it is there for and I also know right now the government is more involved than I would like it to be in the lives of its citizens.The public service, at multiple levels, generates outcomes (based on a democratic approach that most within Canada agree to/have come to expect) like roads, education, health care, water, power, and sewer. If you don't like that approach, you have several options available to you. I also want good value for MY tax dollars. You can bitch all you want, but you still likely have it pretty good. Flailing at gov't jobs and their compensation is futile. In the early 90's, I made half of what a GM worker in Oshawa earned. I didn't attack/criticize GM, it was reality.
I want more equality between the public sector and private sector, if you have a issue with that concept it might be because you are the one on the higher end. Here is a dose of reality about the lives of many Canadians.
In the private sector, many don't get paid vacation and are limited to 2 weeks at most. Many don't have a pension, or if they are fortunate enough to have a pension they are pretty much all defined contribution, not benefit. A easy example being mine which is better than most, will let me retire at 65 with about 36k a year income from a back breaking, body destroying, shift work, cancer causing job. So my wages might seem higher than some, but when you factor in the amount I have to save for my own retirement, I really am not ahead at all. I suppose the only good thing being I likely won't live as long into retirement to burn though that money and be left poor.
I do have it pretty good in many ways, but there is a lot I don't have and can never expect to have in the private sector. There are many more in much worse situations than me who bust there asses off for next to nothing as well. I also happen to be in a career which is in extreme demand at the moment, mainly driven by the poor quality of some of the services provided by the public service. If our education system was better the demand that exists for people skilled in my trades wouldn't be nearly as high.