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

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

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

Let those who judge be judged……..

Well finally the chief whip has had his last ‘crack’ and has resigned.  About time too.  It’s taken weeks for him, and the government were supportive to the Police about as much as a wet lettuce leaf, however, Plebgate is now over and he’s gone.  Bye Mr Mitchell. Now the resignation of under-fire West Yorkshire … Continue reading

Policing in the modern day….

I decided to join the modern world and head in to ‘cyberspace’ this week by joining twitter. I hear of so many complaints about Facebook, she said, he said, and often coming in to the police station expecting us to just whip out a laptop and zap the offending articles from the timeline, or having … Continue reading