• 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
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  • 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.
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The big 50

My stat counter tells me that I have had 50,000 hits. Yes fifty thousand. I am easily impressed by this size of number.

I might not be in the same league as the big three of Gadget, Bloggs and Copperfield but I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit or who stumbles across by some form of weird accident or mistaken click of their mouse.

Thanks to those who have my link on their site and to everyone who takes the time to put up a comment.


21 Responses

  1. Nice one WEB. Just passed the big 50 myself. We may not be Big 3 but I think we’re somewhere in the top 10.

  2. entertaining writing – well done

    So how many pairs of blue trousers has your mate had the bottom out of ?

  3. You’re welcome!

  4. What do you mean ‘accidently clicked on your blog’ ???
    We ‘click’ on your blog site because we love reading it!
    50,000 hits.

    Well done.

  5. It’s a great blog. so am not surprised about your traffic! I really enjoy reading it, this one and 200 Weeks are my favourite reads… well done! 🙂


  6. I found you via the Guv – I return daily by choice.

    Good site, great topics and I love the spin-off site “this end bites” – you & your fellow bloggers do more to educate the MOPs than any official diatribe ever will.

    Always remember the great Groucho Marx quote – “The pen is mightier than the sword – and a lot easier to write with”

    And now, back to lurker mode…

  7. Well done matey, Top Site

  8. You wrote very little for a couple of months then, suddenly went on a spree. Some very impressive writing and enjoyed everyone. Keep it up!

  9. Sa top blog! Thats why.

  10. It is good stuff. That’s why folk are reading.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

  11. Great blog! I just spent the last hour reading a lot of your posts and pages. I just started a blog last month dedicated to dog teams such as yourself, would like to put you on my blogroll if it’s ok with you.


  12. Well done you!

  13. I suspect you’ve done well because you write thoughtfully and fairly frequently.

    It’s interesting reading, and the fact that it’s a blog for two (you and the landshark) simply adds appeal…

  14. keep up the good work, I link here becuse i find your posts inciteful and interesting plus i like dogs 🙂

  15. Congratulations W.E.B.! I subscribe to your feed, so I don’t know how I show up on your site meter, but I read regularly. 🙂

  16. Congrats from NZ too. Love the blog, especially the posts about you and your mate out on the job.

    By the way, the livery and model of that motor looks suspiciously like our very own finest here in NZ…

    Good on ya. D

  17. Wardogmarine. No probs if you want to link.

    Best wishes for your blog, I will take a look.

  18. Good writing, good insights, and a working dog. A winning combination in my book and why I come back weekly or so.

  19. Excellent, nice going. Read your Blog all the time, keep going to a million!

  20. Never read it!

  21. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Unmanned

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