Police non-cooperation with government authorities

Police authorities may have sufficient independence to oppose, if only passively, the implementation of new government policies.
In preparation for a new Labour Government in the UK, the police authorities considered policies of non-cooperation. This could include: pre-emption (by adopting an alternative policy that is acceptable to a wide body of opinion), lobbying, compromise, or even deliberately not responding in the hope that the constraints of office or expediency would prevent implementation of government policy.
(E) Emanations of other problems