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Around the role of Constable……..?

Some people say their stuff and it can range from mildly interesting to having you paying full attention. Sometimes because you find the subject or the way it is coming at you new or unusual. Sometimes because it-is something you are told that the bosses will probably be asking suitable stooges what the latest stuff means. Other stuff has no real meaning but appears to be trendy and relevant to some sections with the hallowed halls of the organisation hub.

Most of it is just that, stuff. The latest stuff originating from the latest series of meetings and the new buzz words or phrases lifted directly from the Government guidelines on all that is good and great in the world where beans are simply so important.

I found out this today.

Creating more capacity, greater capability, more choice, giving more public value, giving a significantly more flexible employment framework built around the role of the Constable and supported by a wider mix of Police Staff……………………….

is called Workforce Modernisation.

So there, it-is not anything to do with money, it-is nothing to do with the undermining and removal of the rank of Constable. It-is about enhancing the role of the Constable and providing a greater support network for this valuable and essential position, of Constable that is.

I also found that there are a series of aims, also actions to provide stuff.

I will stop now, I know you are getting bored. Don’t switch off yet, there is some homework for you.

Can anyone tell me what an Industry Scale Testbed means ?

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4 Responses

  1. Is it where there is a large test carried out in one go and the test bed is a defined area (location, sector of industry, sector of the general population used as guinea pigs)?

    If not, I am sure I saw something like this at my local Dreams Superstore… they’re the bed specialists you know!!!

    L.

  2. Its a bed I dream of at the end of a weary, long shift.

  3. In IKEA it’s called Doink.

    Which is probably applicable here too. You get the movement, but no joy.

  4. Is Max Mosley on your SMT? I hear he has an industry scale testbed…

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