This Policy is way to powerful. For a very small amount of money, you get large reductions in crime, and it makes the liberals practically giddy with excitement. It has no negative effects at all, unless you count the couple of pennies and a nickel you have to spend on it.
It has a wierd effect on binge drinking as well–If you move the slider very far to the right (and why not move it all the way since its so cheap and doesn’t piss any group off at all) it will end binge drinking in you society for good. It has a massively overpowering effect on reducing binge drinkings–It was so noticable that I looked up the whole thing in the games files and found that indeed, It has a huge effect, so large I wonder if it isn’t a typo.
I think this policy would be properly balanced if its effects were reduced (way reduced for binge drinking) and if it only made the liberals mildly happy. Or it should cost much more. I think it should be a cheap, but low impact policy, and I think that POLICE FORCE SIZE should be what primarily governs binge drinking.