The final quarter review. Jan 13 – March 13.

The Met saw criticism for ‘massaging’ crime figures for sexual assault.  Crime Figures have always been a hot potato and you know as well as I do, that certain crimes can be deemed as priority, volume or whatever, and it has been a widespread practice to ‘massage’, but there is a big difference between massaging and falsifying … Continue reading

Review of the third quarter October – December 2012

October 2012 saw the Plebgate incident which is still going on, but ‘Let those who judge be judged’ was about senior officers and politicians who discipline lower ranked officers, but who in fact have been dishonest themselves, or committed offences or cover ups.  Accountability is the key, and the question of how can someone discipline … Continue reading

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

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

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

Work/Life Balance……. which way does yours tip?

I finished nights on Saturday morning having done 6 days on, coming off nights at 7am.  Four days off.  Hurrah! The only problem is that you sleep for the majority of the first one, and then there are three days off for you to get everything sorted.  Social/Love/Family life, housework, washing and resting.  Just how … Continue reading

The psychic we call David Taylor-Smith

So much of the Police Service will be privatised within 5 years will it, Mr Taylor-Smith? Is that fact or just wishful thinking? The other issue is is this really going to save money, or just a way for security firms to get richer? Mr Taylor-Smith states that that he expects police forces across the … Continue reading

A war of independence

So the Home Office and the Police Federation are at loggerheads as the Home Office think he is the best candidate to be the Chief Inspector of Policing for England and Wales. Dr Tim Brain, the ex Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, who recently retired as he disagreed with how the Police reforms were being done. … Continue reading

Life Jim, but not as know it

I was musing yesterday at the jobs we have had coming through in the last couple of days. My staff and I attended mostly ‘concern for safety’ jobs, actually no, all of them were. What is it with people? I thought that there was still an element of community in some parts of my area, … Continue reading

We are not Robots….

I had a member of staff speak to me about family issues and you could see it was tearing them apart. We talked for a long time and then they had to go out and deal with a domestic incident, arrest and interview and get through probably the longest shift they have been through in … Continue reading