Tagged: Metropolitan Police

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...

News From The Support Staff

News From The Support Staff

Crisis?  What Crisis? This morning’s blog post provoked a reaction.  A reaction I wasn’t exactly expecting, and a reaction that isn’t in any way good news. I have to confess, I take a share...

Leadership – Then And Now

Leadership – Then And Now

When I first joined the Met it was a much different animal to the one it is today.  At just about all ranks from Sergeant up to the Commissioner supervising officers threw their weight...

Policing Under Theresa May – Some Undeniable Truths

Policing Under Theresa May – Some Undeniable Truths

While I sit and ponder my future I found myself thinking about a couple of ‘Improvements’ that Theresa May has made to Policing.  My experience and knowledge is really linked to the Met, so...

I Hear The Sound Of  Distant Shredders

I Hear The Sound Of  Distant Shredders

With apologies to the song of a similar name. There can’t be a single person in the land that has not heard the monumental news that the Met will be investigated over (I think)...

College Chaos And A Safer London

College Chaos And A Safer London

No, the two aren’t necessarily connected, just two items of insanity floating around Twitter last night. Firstly the College of Policing (CoP) has announced a national scrutiny into undercover policing; http://www.college.police.uk/News/College-news/Pages/National-undercover-scrutiny-.aspx Included in the...

When The Music Stops or #CutsHaveConsequences

When The Music Stops or #CutsHaveConsequences

#CutsHaveConsequences is a hashtag that’s been used a lot in the past few weeks, and rightly so. It got me to thinking. Every single Force in the land has suffered cuts since 2010, all...

It’s Going To Be A Busy Old Week

It’s Going To Be A Busy Old Week

It’s only Tuesday, and my quill is already getting blunt. Yesterday I discussed the (yet again) vindictive reports coming out of HMIC and IPCC, you can find that here if you haven’t already read...

Bernard Hogan-Who To Buck The Trend

Bernard Hogan-Who To Buck The Trend

BHH has apparently predicted that the Met can do something better than any other public sector organisation has managed to do to date. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has predicted the force’s deployment of mobile technology...

Have ACPO Finally Grown A Pair? Or……..

Have ACPO Finally Grown A Pair? Or……..

What on earth is going on in the rarified atmosphere occupied by the ACPO types? They’re beginning to sing from the same hymn book as us lesser mortals (or are they?) The last few...