Buffoonery Without Equal

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  1. ideb8 says:

    Yes, also wonder if another threat to addressing terrorism without resources is the possibility that future members of the College of Policing might leave it in disgust, reducing manpower even further..

    http://essexfedfocus.co.uk/?p=1463

    a) “What we would be trying to do is to get a better price, a better deal and a better service for those things that [an officer] is currently spending his money on [to help gain promotion] elsewhere”

    I wonder what officers are currently paying for in order to “gain promotion” – is there some “internal market” already offered by ACPO?

    b) “we will be asking them to reconfirm to the code of ethics”

    Can college members insist that alumni – or even Bernard Hogan-Howe (eg) – also “reconfirm to the code of ethics” to ensure ‘ethical development’ is not discontinuous or inconsistent?

    c) “availability of ‘premium’ services will really depend on consultation with our members [and] what they value most”

    Aren’t officers already expected to value certain qualities the most – rather than paying extra for self-promotion or associated leg-up services to some profit-oriented body?

    d) “connect me to people across forces who have got an interest in particular areas, inside or outside of policing. Personalised job opportunities and career advice is clearly something to me that would fit within a “premium”, professional body”

    Is ACPO falling down in this area then or is the plan that the College intends to replace both it and the Federation perhaps..?

    e) “providers of services are very keen to get access to a very trusted and large potential client base”

    I bet they are. Who are these private providers?

    “and, ultimately, I’ve just got to match that price to what we can give [officers]”

    Of course, the College shouldn’t profit from its captive members, should it? That’s the job of the private providers, after all..

    f) “you are signing up to some terms and conditions and we are going to be expecting as people [interact] with College and that they become members at that “standard” level, including signing up to the code of ethics and the terms of use. So I cannot see a reason why someone would find that difficult”

    You don’t?

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