So the farce is over…… PCC election disaster

The PCC Elections are finally over – I am pretty sure that it was one of the most boring days for those who were waiting for the public to turn up to vote.  I hope they brought their knitting and their flasks and sandwiches! I cannot believe that in the 75 million that was spent … Continue reading

Can we get perspective people??

I was wondering whether we can get a little perspective here please…. So the DG of the BBC has resigned after 54 days in the job because of issues around newsnight, reporting and not reporting of issues regarding suspects of sexual assault, but he managed to walk off with a years salary (enough for 5 … Continue reading

Give a little respect…….

Tomorrow 11th November 2012 – 11am – lets show the respect that so many deserve having fought for us.  If you are at work, then remind colleagues, and even those arrested and in  Custody.  Even if they don’t respect Police, surely they cannot fail to respect the fallen who have fought and lost their lives … Continue reading

Azelle Rodney inquiry: Firearms officer had killed before

A police officer who killed a man in north-west London seven years ago had shot two other people dead earlier in his career, an inquiry has heard.  Azelle Rodney, 24, was shot six times in Edgware after the car he was in was stopped on 30 April 2005. Now the officers are giving evidence at … Continue reading

RIP – Detective Constable Adele Cashman.

Dc Adele Cashmam, a 30-year-old female police officer has collapsed and died while chasing a suspect, Scotland Yard has confirmed. DC Adele Cashman, collapsed in Belsize Park Gardens, Camden, at 9.45pm on Monday night. A response team officer based at Kentish Town police station, she was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead but … Continue reading

Special Constabulary – an enhancement or a replacement?

So forces are now increasing the amount of Special Police Officers….. Police Officer numbers are dropping and in order to deliver the same service we need to increase the number of Volunteers. Just how wrong is that? I started my career as a Special Constable, and I know the pressures of both Specials and Regulars. … Continue reading

Corporate sponsorship? are you really surprised

So the Met received 23million pounds in ‘Corporate Sponsorship over 5 years.  Is that a surprise?  Perhaps if we were given the resources to fund everything we needed we wouldn’t have to get ‘sponsored’.  I don’t know of one Police Force that doesn’t have ‘sponsorship’ of some kind.  Yes, we are talking bikes, cars, posters, … Continue reading