North Wales Police reduce fueling errors, but not for long,
POLICE officers have reduced vehicle fueling errors after 12 mistakes cost the Force £1,797 on draining tanks in 2008/09.
The 2009/10 financial year saw this reduced to £1,440 after another 12 incidents. The 12 months during that period saw this reduced to one incident which cost £89.60. North Wales Police has 522 diesel vehicles and 56 unleaded.
Mark Polins reign see’s a significant increase
Figures obtained under Freedom of Information Act reveals nearly £14,000 spent on repairs between 2009 and 2015 after wrong fuel was put in vehicles.
Thick cops who put the wrong fuel into police vehicles have cost North Wales taxpayers nearly £14,000 since 2009.
This careless stupidity has led to a whopping bill of £13,962.80 – all of which is public money used for repair work including flushing out the wrong fuel.
Despite the force fitting the majority of its fleet with a bright yellow flap that says ‘diesel’ on the filler cap since 2006, idiot plods have continued to make the refueling error.
A North Wales Police spokesman said: “Although it is unfortunate that any mistakes are made when putting fuel into our vehicles, there are relatively few incidents, “we will learn from our mistakes”, says DS John Hanson of PSD,
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, says the public deserve better, but clearly are not getting better and continue to cover the ever increasing cost of North Wales Police blunders.
He explained: “The authorities simply cannot afford to waste taxpayers’ money on these costly mistakes, particularly at a time when colleagues within the force are facing pay freeze or worse, but these police constables appear to have a very flippant attitude toward their stupidity, after all said one, “what does it matter? we are the police”.
An attitude similar through this disjointed force.
“The authorities must pull their socks up, taxpayers deserve better.”
The most recent errors happened within the space of two days – July 22 and 24 this year – with repair bills totaling £424.
Back in 2009, there were a total of 18 refuelling errors which cost the taxpayer £4,065.49. The biggest repair bill that year was £1,477 – the largest over the seven year period –while the lowest was £60.
There was a drop in incidents during 2010 with 11 errors leading to a £1,695.97 bill, while in 2011 there were 12 at a total cost of £2,468.78.
In 2012 there were 16 incidents resulting in a £2,355.95 bill, but 2013 saw a drop with nine at a cost of £1,606.53 to the taxpayer.
Last year there were eight refueling errors which led to a repair bill of £1,197.17, while 2015 has seen just three cases at a combined cost of 3572.91.
Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows bungling North Wales Police officers have refueled vehicles incorrectly on more than 75 occasions during that period.