Originally Posted by Ursa major
I don't think police officers, however senior and however clearly the "gift" is declared on the register of interests, should be in receipt of payments other than their salary and investments (savings accounts, dividends).
Really, there shouldn't be a register because, frankly, there shouldn't be any interests to declare.
Totally agree, UM.
If they are doing the job properly, they shouldn't be exposing themselves to any possibility of outside influence.
Nor should they be attempting to exert influence (in the form of PR
gurus etc.). If there is one job in the country that should be based solely on facts and have nothing to do with opinion it is the job of policing.