• What You Measure is What You Get.

    Einstein : Not everything that can be counted counts. And not everything that counts can be counted.
  • About me.

    I know enough to know that at 04.00am it gets dark out on the streets. It has done this for the last twenty odd years, to my knowledge and will probably continue for the forseeable future. At some stage in this ‘future’ I shall retire and probably won’t give a damn if it still gets dark at 04.00am. Until then I shall be out there, somewhere, lurking in the shadows because someone, somewhere will be doing stuff they shouldn’t and then, well then I will introduce myself. In the meanwhile I shall try to remain sane and remember why I joined in the first place and try to ignore all the people who piss me off by making the job more complicated than it should be.
  • Opinions

    Any opinions contained in posts are mine and mine alone. Many of them will not be those of any Police Force, Police Organisation or Police Service around this country. The opinions are based on many years of working within the field of practical operational Police work and reflect the desire to do things with the minimum of interference by way of duplication for the benefit of others who themselves do not do the same job. I recognise that we all perform a wide range of roles and this is essential to make the system work. If you don’t like what you see remember you are only one click on the mouse away from leaving. I accept no responsibility for the comments left by others.
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  • C.T.C. Constabulary.

    A Strategic Community Diversity Partnership. We are cutting bureaucracy and reducing the recording of target and monitoring related statistics. Our senior leaders will drive small, economical cars from our fleet surplus to save money to invest in better equipment for our frontline response officers. We are investing money to reinstate station canteens for the benefits of those 24/7 response officers. We have a pursuit policy. The message is that if you commit an offence and use a vehicle, we will follow you and stop you if necessary. It is your duty to stop when the lights and sirens are on. We take account of the findings of the Force questionnaire and are reducing the administration and management levels and returning these officers to frontline response duties. We insist on a work-life balance. We have no political masters. We are implimenting selection processes that take account of an individuals skills and proven abilities for the job. Our senior leaders will have one foot in reality and still possess the operational Policing skills they have long forgotton about and seldom used. All ranks are Police Officers first and specialists second. We will impliment career development and performance evaluation monitoring of our leaders by those officers who operate under that leadership. The most important role is that of Constable. All other roles are there to positively support the role and the responsibility of Constable and the duties performed.
  • Whichendbites

    “We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising. It can be a wonderful method of creating the illusion of progress while creating confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.”......Petronius
  • Just so.

    Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
  • Reality.

    Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
  • Rank V’s Responsibility

    Don't confuse your idea of how important you are with the responsibility of your role.
  • Meetings.

    If you had to identify, in one word, why we will never achieve our full potential, Meetings would be that word.
  • There is always a bigger picture.

    When there is no answer to your problem, there is always deflection from the need to justify giving an answer.

Thank You.

To the Labour Government and its proud support of the Police Officers all around the country.  I say a great big Thank You.

Thank You for the fantastic support you give everyone of us with the outstanding show of solidarity behind us and your intent on showing how you value us. Your appreciation is somehow overwhelming.

You can now move forward with a clear conscience because you have not awarded us an annual pay increase. This has been taken out of your hands by an arbitration body. 

You will be glad to know that your efforts to completely remove our agreed pay formula has gone the way you always intended and is as good as dead in the water.

I hope you are proud and that you continue to show your confidence and support to the brave officers you claim to value and regard highly. These same officers put their lives on the line every minute, of every hour, of every day, for every day of the year. Year in and year out. Without fail.

The increasing list of those killed and injured in the line of their duty is testament to this fact. This fact is not made up, itis real and is happenning. It happenned yesterday, it will happen today and it will happen tomorrow.

I feel like the football club manager who has just left the director’s office with the vote of confidence and the total backing of the board.  I just know the knife is out there somewhere, behind me.

I hope you are pleased. You will have hit a target somewhere and can rejoice in your achievments. 


4 Responses

  1. Couldn’t have put it better. This government is utterly without shame & has shafted us all. I wonder if we will see a crippling outbreak of blue flu in the next few months…..?

  2. I think it’s called BOHICA.


    Bastard Bean Counters

  3. They say that we should have another Bank Hol at about this time of the year. What a good idea. It can serve to remind people of just what the bloody government are all about. Suggested names for this Bank Hol?

  4. What the h— are people thinking? I get disgusted when those to cut when they w that should be compensated the most, are the ones that get shafted out of decent pay, and they also seem to be the ones they look at, when they want to make cuts to ease their financial burdens. Cutting officers, firefighters, etc…is ludicrous – that’s our front line! We need these people. Sorry, to go on so. It just defy’s sense.

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