RetiredAndAngry

London – Murder Capital

Over time we get drip fed stories and so-called facts to such an extent that you miss the point entirely over time or you become immune and apathetic to what is happening around you....

Police Suicides – I Have The Numbers

I am currently in the middle of replicating Carl Eve’s work and writing to all 43 Forces to ask them how many of their officers had died at their own hands.  I did not...

Part Time Policing

On Thursday morning I found myself spluttering into my Corn Flakes. A headline was staring out at me. Met announces that Police Constables can now join the Met in a part-time role At first...

#Degreegate – The Votes Are In

It cannot have escaped your attention that there has been a lot a discussion on Social Media about the forthcoming Graduate Entry Scheme into the Police Service. I will no doubt be described as...

Degree Level Recruiting

I’m sorry, I’m off again, but in my own defence it is a topic I feel very strongly about. Today I was sparked off by a Tweet from West Yorks Federation, followed by a...

The Answer To Everything Is NOT 42

Like many others of a certain age I grew up believing that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42. It took Supercomputer Deep Thought 7½ million years...

Citizens of West Mercia…….

This possibly won’t be my best-read post, but I feel I owe it to the citizens of West Mercia. The benevolent Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, has decided that we can have some...

Why Won’t Londoners Join The Met Police?

Recruitment into any Police Force has been a nightmare since 2010.  Cuts in the name of #Austerity have both slowed (or reversed) recruitment, and introduced an element of uncertainty as to the suitability of...

Direct Entry Detectives

Time to put some meat on the bones and look at DE Detectives in a bit more detail. I have restricted my interest to the Metropolitan Police who ‘invented’ the scheme. I should point...