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  1. Kevin Turner says:

    I agree with practically all you say here and hope the electorate remember come May 2015 what this shower of a Government have done to public services however would you agree that the police were allowed to getaway with blue murder in the past with “golden backache” retirements and over staffing via antiquated practices and structures within the Met and regional forces? I also suspect support for all police forces across the whole country is in short supply given the many instances of people being framed and for allowing forces to be politicised.

    • Thank you Kevin. I’m not sure I could agree with your ‘blue murder’ comment as I carried my backache all my service and was never offered the option of early retirement, even had I wanted it. I can agree on out-dated procedures, and over-staffing to a degree, but I can only speak for the Met, maybe one of our Constabulary friends can enlighten us regarding the situation in the regional forces. A professional review of staffing levels and systems is one thing, wholesale outsourcing something completely different.

  2. Andrew Fletcher says:

    From my own observations as a West Yorkshire plod, I would say, yes, 25-30 yrs ago, people were being retired on sick pensions with ridiculous injuries to thumbs and wrists. However, in the last 15-20 years after being told, “you will reduce medical retirements”, it appears that one would have to be terminally ill to be retired in that fashion.

    • Thanks Andrew, I can only comment on my experience with the Met, but it seemed that Medical Retirement went in and out of fashion at the whim of the senior management. One of my old partners was medically retired much against his wishes, and those of local management. I guess Finance will always have the final say.

      • Andrew Fletcher says:

        Example: Officer with cancer has two years service left after treatment. Returns to work on reduced hours (2 hrs a day on instructions of consultant and force surgeon) on full wages. It would have cost WYP less to retire him on a medical pension but no. Instead they required him to work the remaining two years at two hours a day then allowed him to retire.

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