Officers parade around in bear costumes, paint their nails ‘to fight slavery’ and wear high heels to ‘highlight domestic violence’ – while crime statistics SOAR

Police chiefs were urged last night to abandon ‘silly stunts’ and get officers back on the beat.

They were told their increasingly bizarre gimmicks are undermining the job of tackling crime.

Officers were criticised for garishly painting their nails, posing for photos in bumper cars and stroking puppies for stress relief.

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