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  1. 2 points
    Has the half hour for HMQ been retained in the 'modernisation' of t&c's as part of winsor report?
  2. 1 point
    Yes they, the Gay community seem to have bigger issues with this than we do. There is however a culture which is sexist and is known as the Gay and Lesbian Police Association. To me that in itself is being highly sexist, and even hetrophobic. In the Police it is sufficent to have officers who are waranted and sworn in, put shortly to Serve the Queen without fear or favour, malice or ill will. All we need is one association, known as "The Police Federation" which represents ALL Police officers irrespective of Gender, Race, Religion, Colour or creed. We represent all society, irrespective, and the only ones who should fear us is that part of society which chooses, for whatever reason, to ignore the law of the land, made democratically. There is your thesis in under 150 words.
  3. 1 point
    No, I quite like...... 'These theories are, of course, utter b****cks (ITYO, Police Oracle, 2012)' Don't see many references like that now, do you?
  4. 1 point
    What exactly do you mean by the "LGBT culture" within the police?
  5. 1 point
    Hey Scoop, Fundamental Attribution Error, like your style. You'll get an A from me
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    Ah this is all to do with attribution theories and the locus of causality. People have a tendency to attribute their failings to external causes, therefore rather than explain the reasons for their behaviour on the fact they are scumbag scrotes, the rioters instead blame everyone else and society for making them that way. OK better get back to the psych assignment - it's not going to write itself - although if I fail I'm blaming PO rather than my inability to concentrate...
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    Hang on. Don't we go on about constables abiding by Regulations so that we're not taken the piss out of because our terms and conditions are under threat? Yet, here's a thread about acting up ad hoc to 'help the job out'? Curiouser and curiouser.
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    As they say, many a true word is spoken in jest.
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    The question posed by OLD`N' SWEATY, about how many of the functions performed by the Police actually require to be done by sworn officers, has considerable relevance. When I joined my old force all those years ago the only `unsworn' staff were the telephonists, some typists and the cleaners. Even the guys who made up our pays were sworn officers. I was told this situation existed because, in the past, Police Officers were so poorly paid it was less expensive to employ them in certain clerical and `indoor' duties as opposed to civilians who were better paid. However, this was eventually recognised as a ridiculous situation and the Police Service rightly commenced a programme of civilianisation which, I think, most agreed with and many jobs not requiring Police powers were civilianised. I suspect we have gone a bit too far down the civilianisation road but, in general, it has been a sensisble route to take. My problem is not so much with non sworn personnel doing certain jobs but with private firms being brought into the equation. Such a move tends to undermine the impartiality and integrity of the Police Service and significantly alters the ethos of policing. I have no objection to private businesses employing security firms to police their factories, shops, warehouses etc. but when it comes to the `real' Police who actually police the public at large then I feel private organisations such as G4S should not be in the picture at all. Those employed by private security firms owe their loyalty to the private firm who pay their wages and not to the Police Service, the Crown or the Public. THAT fact, to me, is the one that makes all the difference.
  10. 1 point
    I'm more of a Jessica Rabbit type of man....................
  11. 1 point
    Je suppose que vous êtes tous parler en gallois.