Here here! McKeever 1v May 0

Having listened to Theresa May rattle on at the Police Federation Conference today I was boiling from the offset. She started off with our fallen colleagues, mispronouncing their names, and then went on about budget cuts and the current state of our economy blah blah blah, but she could not sorry, would not answer to … Continue reading

We did good…..

We stood shoulder to shoulder and some came hundreds of miles leaving in the early hours. It was a very successful day and everyone went home proud. I was surprised at the lack of coverage on the news though. 35,000 people descending on the Capital to show we will not lay down and be walked … Continue reading

Showing Solidarity. London March – 10th May 2012.

A proud day where 30,000 officers, supporters and family members descended on London today to show their support of the police. It was a good day, albeit long, but seeing the sea of officers walking silently along the route, with the occasional sounds of boo’ing, but the general mood was peaceful but determined. Thank you … Continue reading

10th May 2012- the show of solidarity

As I am out ‘Mooching’ about on this cold dark night, rain lashing down, I was thinking about the solidarity of the officers, some of whom will be leaving shortly, coming down to London for the March against the government and the implementation of the Winsor report, an alleged ‘independent’ report which was a speech … Continue reading

‘You should be out catching criminals’

Why do we try to explain? I have had, as have many of my colleagues, many conversations with people we stop and deal with and it is difficult to get through to some about the career path that we choose. I guess the most favourite phrase they use is I pay your wages It’s a … Continue reading

Tottenham Court Road, London

There is an ongoing incident on Tottenham Court Road, London, where a male has straps explosive gas canisters to himself, holding people in the offices hostage. It appears that he has mental health issues, and firearms and police negotiators are on scene. Just at a time when the government are cutting us down, there are … Continue reading

A positive attitude- Policing in the Modern Day UK

This blog is slightly different from the others as one of my subscribers told me I must hate my job because I constantly write negative things. Well not necessarily. I was also told that in order to be noticed for further promotion that I should swallow the corporate pill and act more in agreement with … 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

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. ┬áLets face it – it’s nothing like it – even the ‘reality’ programmes … Continue reading

The NDM and decision making – what’s the reality?

I was on a busy Bank Holiday weekend shift and with that comes issues in relation of officer numbers, but after the initial melee I finally grabbed a cuppa and thought I had better get on with something I had been putting off but had to do. E-learning, or NCalt training as some would call … Continue reading