Police officers kept on the right track

THE radios of South Yorkshire police officers are to due be fitted with tracker devices by the end of this month, which will allow managers to know exactly where they are.

Supt Jason Harwin, overseeing the project, said: “Officers have nothing to worry about – it’s not to catch them out.

“If anyone is doing anything they shouldn’t be there are means now to discover that. But equally it will make it easier to recognise all those officers doing a good job.”

Neil Bowles, chairman of South Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “It is like Big Brother is watching you. But for safety reasons and efficiency, in light of funding cuts and reduced police officer numbers, we have to go down this technological avenue to allow jobs to be assigned to the right person.”