• 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.

Do you feel like a million dollars?

Do you feel like a million dollars ?  Well do you ?

One person who must feel like a million somethings is Inspector Gadget as he nears One Million hits on his blog. He might even have gone over the big one mill by now.

One million hits just simply can’t be wrong.

One million visits to see exactly what we do, some of the reasons behind it and the desires that drive this service industry we call Policing.

As he says. “You couldn’t make it up”

Well you can’t and you don’t have to.  These stats don’t lie. No cooking the books here.

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for your comments since I started, Gadget readers are also WEB readers which is good news as far as I am concerned.

  2. It is interesting to read about some of the issues you face. You give us a glimpse into a world we otherwise wouldn’t see. (Those of us not in your line of work) You hear so many bad and frightening stories that can show your counter parts in such a bad light. It’s interesting to see those that care about the work they do and learn of what it is for them to do that job.

    Loved the post above this one. Letter to the animals…our friendly, furry kind. 🙂

  3. As a member of the cloth, the only blogs I read are yours Mr Which End, Inspector Gadgets and the good lady Ellie Bloggs.
    All of you keep up the good work and outstanding values.

  4. IG & ChrysAngel , thanks for your comments.

    Panda, thanks also for your comments. Hopefully long may this continue and I hope we don’t disappoint you.

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