2nd Quarter – the low down on the year July 2012 – September 2012.

The second part of the low down of my year of blogs.  The first part was a mixed bag – and the second quarter is no different. Let the public see complaints against the Police looked at if we had to declare every single complaint of officers, including those that aren’t substantiated, then this would … Continue reading

Where there’s blame……

We are now more in the culture of ‘where there’s blame there’s a claim’. I read with interest of a Norfolk Police officer suing a garage owner after tripping on a kerb after responding to a call. PC Kelly Jones, a police officer for Norfolk Police, is now seeking compensation as the garage failed to … Continue reading

The low down at the end of the year….. April 2012 – June 2012 the first quarter report.

I decided that I would have a look back at the blogs I have written in the past ‘year’ (financial of course!)  All the blogs written are linked, so if you want to read them again, feel free to click on the links. This is the first of four of my first quarter report. We … Continue reading

Uniform standards- all the same?

Wow! Stop the press- the National Audit Office has discovered vast differences in uniform costs across 43 forces. Tell us something we didn’t know. How much has that cost to work out? I remember when I first started as a PC *cough* years ago- we had ‘NATO’ style jumpers- another neighbouring force didn’t as they … Continue reading

Social Media and Blogging….

I see, once again, social media is under the spot light, with anonymous bloggers who are writing, like myself, under pseudonyms, often because we don’t feel that we would be allowed to put our own names for fear of discipline. My question is what is wrong with expressing your opinion about your job, or reporting … Continue reading

Failings in police investigations in Savile case

The police have been criticised for their failings in investigating complaints of sexual assault against Jimmy Savile as early as 1963. Sexual abuse allegations against Jimmy Savile emerged after his death and the report states that Police forces mishandled complaints and missed opportunities to apprehend Jimmy Savile, a critical report says. The Inspectorate of Constabulary … Continue reading

Massaging crime figures? Surely not

So there has been an uproar about the Met massaging the crime figures regarding sexual assaults and as a result those who should have gone away went on to commit further crimes. Victims have stated that they were subjected to being persuaded to withdraw complaints and told that evidentially they had ‘consented’ and weren’t taken … Continue reading

Stereotyping the Police – WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME!

How many times do you hear you lot are all the same? never? All the time?? It’s a common theme and pops up almost daily. Another one is all police are arrogant . This made my chin hit the floor! Why are we perceived like this? The majority are doing a fantastic job and are … Continue reading

The Tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary, Conneticut, USA

Today, 14th December 2012, My eyes were glued to the television, I was transfixed. I just could not believe it. An ordinary day, just before Christmas, a young man shoots a member of his family, then leaves in a car to then walk in to SandyHook Elementary school in Newtown Conneticut and dressed in combat … Continue reading

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