Strathclyde Police become the latest force to cut their dog section numbers, this time by half. The reason stated is to use staff and resources more efficiently but most will recognize that to mean “cutting services to save money”. It is a familiar strategy across the country as forces cut services to save money. The government will no doubt assist by adding more bureaucracy in order to produce fiddled figures to show a better service for less money. They are not alone. GMP recently cut their dog section by half too. Policing is going to the dogs.