NOW we have a new police minister I would like to put a suggestion her way.
As a bloke who now suffers claustrophobia could she do away with those police utilities which look like they have an ice chest or freezer on the back to put offenders in?
I would hate to be put in the back of one of them as I would need a hanky and a change of jocks by the time we arrived at the police station.
Over the years our police have experimented with a variety of vehicles.
The Ford Cortina was a ripper as the cops looked like sardines in a tin.
Then the government formed the Road Traffic Authority and they got big Ford Falcons, big boots and big leather jackets.
I occasionally watch the American Cops show on television and all they use are big sedans and put the offenders in the back.
Not only are these police vehicles with the little lock-up on the back small, as one person would possibly fill it, but they look slow and sluggish when pace is required.
So there you go, as a new minister go for it in parliament and ask for one standard fast sedan which would cover most police duties.
Alleged offenders are in the back seat with a closed-off partition between them and the two officers in the front.
No, oh well, there you go.
Charlie Gibson, Falcon