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

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

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

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