The Policing Family……

I haven’t blogged for a while, the reason being that I have been ill and have been off work for a while.  It has got me thinking about the policing family and just what happens when you are not at work. I have been fortunate in that since I have been off I have had … Continue reading

It isn’t even about Political Correctness…. it’s just wrong.

I read with interest at the employment tribunal between the Metropolitan Police and ex DC Kevin Maxwell. In an interview in the Guardian, Maxwell talks about the abuse he received from his colleagues relating to his race and sexuality. He is a black gay male who was dismissed for gross misconduct in December 2012 after … Continue reading

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

Margaret Thatcher – controversial in life and death….

Since the death of Margaret Thatcher last week there has been a huge controversy and divide between those who are for and against ‘The Iron Lady’. There were a lot of people who were celebrating her death on Social Media sites, and in once case a Police Sergeant from the Met who shared his celebratory thoughts … 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

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

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

Police Corruption – IPCC and the Police Service

A new report has shone a light on police corruption allegations and investigations around the country. In the last three years, it has been stated, there were 8.542 complaints against officers in this period. The watchdog only had the resources or powers to independently investigate 21 of the most serious cases. Why have they said … 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.  Lets face it – it’s nothing like it – even the ‘reality’ programmes … Continue reading