Monthly Archive: July 2015

Roll Up, Roll Up, Enjoy The Show

Roll Up, Roll Up, Enjoy The Show

Well Twatter was awash with condemnation yesterday, and I have to say I’m hardly surprised.  It’s been a while since I saw such a ridiculous management decision, at least a week. The Twattersphere was...

The Police Are The Public

The Police Are The Public

And The Public Are The Police. Except that is in danger of ceasing to be true. The Peelian Principle that has been enshrined in Policing since 1829 is in danger of being cast aside...

The Great Pensions Debacle

The Great Pensions Debacle

The saga is almost over. The Great Injustice is about to be put right. It seems that FireFighters and Police Officers who retired between 2001 and 2006, and who commuted any of their pension,...

The Dummy’s Guide To Privatisation/Outsourcing

The Dummy’s Guide To Privatisation/Outsourcing

Personally I quite like the Dummy’s Guides, I find them quite useful and am not offended by the title at all. So, here goes, the Dummy’s Guide to Privatisation.  I am indebted to Stella...

Public Safety?  Not Our Priority Sir

Public Safety?  Not Our Priority Sir

In 2010 the Home Secretary, Theresa May, presented a paper to Parliament entitled Policing In The 21st Century, Reconnecting Police And The People. I don’t normally waste my time reading such utter rubbish, but...

Ask A Policeman?

Ask A Policeman?

if I wanted to know how to make an atomic bomb (that will definitely get me on a list somewhere) I would ask a Nuclear Physicist. If I wanted to know how to make...

Govt PROVES It Doesn’t Care About Policing

Govt PROVES It Doesn’t Care About Policing

just when you thought you were buckling up for a bumpy ride, the whole thing went off the rails. During the lifetime of the last, inept, coalition government we saw cutbacks to Policing (amongst...

Who Would Be A Cunning Linguist?

Who Would Be A Cunning Linguist?

Anybody who wants to join the Met apparently. As from 20th July 2015 anyone considering joining the Met as a Constabule needs to be able to speak one or more of the following languages...

#DoingItRight

#DoingItRight

It sounds boring.  “What has it got to do with me?” Doing it right is an excellent piece of advice and becomes more relevant by the day. Policing is under attack from any number...

No Water Cannon For You Boris

No Water Cannon For You Boris

So now Boris knows what it’s like to be a Police Officer without having to go through the training. Buy yourself a couple of Water Cannon cheap on eBay or wherever and attract the...