Tottenham Court Road, London

There is an ongoing incident on Tottenham Court Road, London, where a male has straps explosive gas canisters to himself, holding people in the offices hostage. It appears that he has mental health issues, and firearms and police negotiators are on scene. Just at a time when the government are cutting us down, there are … Continue reading

A positive attitude- Policing in the Modern Day UK

This blog is slightly different from the others as one of my subscribers told me I must hate my job because I constantly write negative things. Well not necessarily. I was also told that in order to be noticed for further promotion that I should swallow the corporate pill and act more in agreement with … Continue reading

Policing with the National health….

I am not entirely sure when I first started to notice a difference, but lately I had just been flabbergasted just how much the Ambulance Service and the NHS makes our work as Police officers more frustratingly difficult. Let’s make it clear – this is not about the persons on the ground, before I get … Continue reading

Why don’t we start saying ‘No’?

I have been mulling over the last few days about why we do what we do. I don’t mean as individual officers per se, but as a Force both Nationally and Collectively. We get the most ridiculous calls, we go to some of the most ridiculous jobs. Who else would do it? An example is … Continue reading

BBC News – Do cop shows tell the truth about policing?

BBC News – Do cop shows tell the truth about policing?. Interestingly, I have had quite a few people say to me ‘That isn’t how it’s done on the television’, or ‘Is what they show on the television really true? Well No. ┬áLets face it – it’s nothing like it – even the ‘reality’ programmes … Continue reading

The NDM and decision making – what’s the reality?

I was on a busy Bank Holiday weekend shift and with that comes issues in relation of officer numbers, but after the initial melee I finally grabbed a cuppa and thought I had better get on with something I had been putting off but had to do. E-learning, or NCalt training as some would call … Continue reading

Snitching, Racism and Morale.

Today there were 12 officers, 8 from the Met, 4 from Northern Ireland, suspended for racism. Now we do not accept anyone being racist but it is, if you hear something racist, sexist, homophobic, or whatever, very difficult to ‘snitch’ on a colleague. Today the news had two poignant sentences which were: “The Met does … Continue reading

The #antiwinsornetwork –

My title, for those who do not realise is for those who ‘tweet’. The hash tag can be a very powerful tool. This we used to our advantage last Friday to get #antiwinsornetwork up and running and trending near the top in the UK, so it proves that tweeting can work en mass to get … Continue reading

The Winsor report- April Fool!

Now I say April Fool due to the date today of writing this, however, this is a tale from my last night shift, and this goes from the sublime to the ridiculous. Now it was a Friday night, which is always a bit busy with people getting drunk, going clubbing, falling over, being sick, having … Continue reading