What is it in certain senior officers’ brains that stops them taking advice from a Constable?
Now a PC for over twelve years, I’ve been on many courses – gladly, most to do with frontline operational policing.
PSU, defensive search, numerous driving courses, drug dog, GP dog, explo dog, firearms support dog, firearms – to name but a few.
Add onto this experience with the military and a decent education, I tend to consider myself a pretty well-rounded, sensible-thinking kind of chap.
Despite all my knowledge and skills there seems to be a course that a number of Sergeants and nearly all Inspectors and above seem to have access to.
Once qualified, this course is designed to enable them to wait until a job is in full flow – and normally flowing quite nicely – before they throw their pennyworth in.
I’d say that more than nine times out of 10, their penny actually turns out to be a beautifully polished ha’penny – quite shiny but utterly worthless.
The effect normally ranges quite widely but will usually end up in the job not being sorted correctly, someone being hurt or a job taking several days to achieve the same result that was originally going to take 10 minutes.
Does anyone know the name of this course?
I would like to be promoted in the next few years, but I don’t want to make the mistake of signing up.
Amongst some of the comments, this seems to be the answer according to one reply…….
The course is called “Rank Equals Knowledge”
I have no idea who Mr C is and it could be that he drives a black van with a red stripe along the side, wears lots of gold necklaces and wants to give people who he deems to be crazy fools, lots of pain.
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