carlos the jackal

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  1. I've got no problem with helping protect paramedics from potentially violent people even if most of the time its unlikely. What upsets me is when my senior management whinge about detection rates and response times and all the other performance guff when I have been going to jobs like that. All the super ambitious thrusters avoid griefy jobs like the plague as they wont get a pat on the head for doing them. We need a royal commission on policing
  2. I have a lot of sympathy for detectives as they obviously have a much higher workload than I. I have a very mercenary attitude to work. I'm certainly not the best copper out there but I am unlikely to be off with a stress related illness anytime soon. To all the tecs reading this do you feel as if you couldn't ask to go back to uniform as that would feel like a demotion? Putting the public before your own needs is commendable but certainly not sustainable.
  3. She plead guilty, unlikely that would have happened if there had been a systematic failure. If you cant manage your workload you need to tell your supervisors in writing, not square up a serious crime.
  4. Mate, isnt there any part time study or something that you could do to fill your time at work? Or join the armed forces reserves? I'm about to go in for a late turn so I don't have time to type a proper answer but I'd think long and hard before joining the job at the moment. There are great specialist roles in the Met but most of them involve completely sacrificing your family/home life. I'd echo the comments above, we are busy but most of the 'work' we do is gash...
  5. I'd agree with the comments above. As a police officer your feelings don't matter at all. Have you thought about summonsing him for setting his dog on you? Its a town police clauses act offence and wouldn't need CPS to authorise a charge. I'd have a word with a friendly custody sergeant and take their advice about that. Or you could just put it down to experience... By the sound of the individual you described its more than likely you will meet him again which may or may not influence how you deal with him... I take it you have submitted an intel report so your colleagues know he sets his dog on police?
  6. Ray Mears is the man! You wouldn't ask Bear Grylls to do that would you...
  7. If your fed rep isn't being much help then phone the metfed direct and ask for someone who is experienced in that area to give you advice. If you can't face doing that yourself then see if you can get a mate to do it on your behalf. Have you got the money for your own brief? See if you can make a deal with law firm ie. no win no fee? You need proper advice, you're unlikely to get it here.
  8. You are going to get these problems no matter where you work... Whats happening to your pensions? Last I heard you were not going to implement any of windsor's recommendations?
  9. Hmm not good news really. I grew up in a rural area but have no experience policing one, I've only worked in London. Sounds like you have the same problems as we do down here, lack of funding and blinkered bosses who would do anything to get up the greasy pole. No-one involves operational staff in planning or decision making, I could go on too... Scotland is seen by english police as the last bastion of common sense in the UK, are you saying that this is no longer the case? I'm trying to think of a police force that covers two major cities, a large number of fair sized towns and an extensive wilderness area, and three groups of islands, the only one that comes to mind is RCMP but I know that Vancouver, Toronto etc have their own police departments.
  10. Wouldn't they be out clip clopping around on their gee gees anyway? This does seem like an bit of a waste of time to me. If you are out exercising your horse and see someone fly tipping then shouldn't you phone the police anyway? Or do you need a high viz riding helmet to exercise some civic responsibility? They have no more power than a member of the public so here's an idea, lets keep them as members of the public... Does anyone here really think that a team of organized burglars ie. the kind who will be targeting isolated houses will be deterred by some local worthies riding around in high viz gear? Does this mean that these communities will have even less contact with warranted officers now that these volunteers will be 'patrolling'? I smell community engagement evidence for someones 'portfolio'...
  11. Would you care to expand on that a bit? I'm considering transferring next year as I want to move my family back to Scotland. I did hear that a lot of officers in Aberdeen has left to work offshore and I can see why but big numbers leaving across the country tells a story. You got less of a shafting than we did so why the exodus?
  12. Ok feck it, wear whatever you want. Can I have my pension back please...
  13. The only reason his position has in the past come with a uniform is that it has always been done by a senior police officer who, despite a long period of time driving a desk has once upon a time turned up at a domestic, touched a dead body and walked the streets on a night duty. He has done none of those things, has never done any uniformed public service and does not have the right to wear a uniform of any description. When he was in line for this job he could have been sworn in as a special and done a few shifts at the coal face but he chose not to. This latest development bothers me because it gives us all an insight into whats inside his head and to be honest I'm even more worried about the job than I was before now.
  14. Dear God that is barely a jog. She should have had a go in private first...
  15. Making home brew and tinkering with bikes