Is The College Naive Or Am I Just Double Crusty?

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  1. Gordon Williamson says:

    Alan it’s not just the “fact” that an officer that is in debt is at a greater risk of being corrupted and it would be almost inevitable that some would succumb.
    But can you imagine the stress a young officer would be under with the cost of accomodation/mortgage in any major city plus possibility a £40 grand student loan and then load the stress of policing.
    It seems like a recipe for disaster.
    Poor buggers they don’t stand a chance.
    Duty of care! More like throwing them to the wolves.
    I’ve seen enough Police Officers in melt down in my time to know this can only add to the burden!

    • Alan says:

      Couldn’t agree more Dot, and all the College can come up with is ‘thorough vetting’ and we know how thorough that can be!!

  2. Gordon Williamson says:

    As for vetting of recruits it can only tell you if they have any previous or undesirable associates it does not tell you how they will react under pressure or if they will be vulnerable to corruption when they are broke and trying to find the next mortgage payment. I very much doubt a uni degree in Policing will be able to tell you that either.
    But intensive recruit training did test recruits both physically and academically and many a Sgt Instructor tested your ability to endure stress, and used to weed out some that were not suitable.

    • Alan says:

      I despair Gordon, I really do. I seriously doubt there is a GENUINE need for this buffoonery but those with rank dismiss our concerns

  3. Gary says:

    I still think that the traditional probationer training gives a good introduction into policing and could be structured into modules that could be part of a degree process which could be completed when seeking promotion. The range of modules that could be developed could also assist specialisation. What a young copper needs above all is to have a big dollop of common sense and maturity and on the job frontline experience. A degree in that sense is a complete nonsense.

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