Police Privatisation – what happens when………?

I was mooching about on Public Order in the early hours of today, watching people spill out and wobble across the roads, so drunk they can hardly stand. My officers were due off at 5am and the rest at 7am. It’s always a hard call whether to stand them down, and you know that if … Continue reading

Police federation – speech by Theresa May

Having just seen the speech of Theresa May, I could see she was twitchy. She started off by naming officers we had lost last year, and some were saying ‘how dare she’ and ‘she has no right’. She went on to explain about the 20% cuts in funding by the government and that we were … Continue reading

Blues and Twos… You what?!

Grade A ….Domestic…. Given location….. On route It’s busy on the road and having been called to a domestic to back up my officer as no one else about….. Knock on the door. Here’s the conversation: Me :Hi, you called us? MOP: Well Yes I did Me: Why? MOP: because my ex partner came Round. … 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

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

Policing with the National health….

I am not entirely sure when I first started to notice a difference, but lately I had just been flabbergasted just how much the Ambulance Service and the NHS makes our work as Police officers more frustratingly difficult. Let’s make it clear – this is not about the persons on the ground, before I get … 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

Winsor, what are you doing to us?

So the Winsor report with the recommendations are out. Deep joy. I was sat stunned at most of it, and I know they are only recommendations, and they won’t take them all, but still? They will make it all pink and fluffy for us all and say ‘look how good we have been to you … Continue reading