Oh dear I'm such a reactionary old cynic this morning. Have just learned about a new initiative by the Welsh Police Constabulary called Our Bobby which has a chat room facility to let people talk directly to their local bobbies.
I'm sure it's well intentioned but all I could think was "so it is now official policy to have local police officers sitting on their arses at a keyboard discussing crime in a virtual space with Hot_Lips44 and Froggy"?
The archive chat is very amusing though, mostly just bland statements about how crime is actually down in response to people saying "why don't you do something about X". Wonder what the budget for the whole thing was?