mummypatrol

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  1. Crime is Down, Our Reforms are Working

    Well that was kind of my point about drawing them from current strength! The press are making out that somehow there are qualified individuals out there who are being recruited into the police to be AFOs on top of current strength.
  2. Crime is Down, Our Reforms are Working

    To be fair, the "crime is falling" mantra hasn't been doled out since the continental terrorist campaign began in a concerted fashion. It's like it suddenly dawned on them that we are the only ones who can protect them and the public. Now the're busy bragging about how many armed officers they are "recruiting", although of course they can't be "recruited" as such, just drawn from current strength and subjected to a rigorous selection process which not all pass. And they only seem to be doing this in the Met, not sure who is protecting the other 50 million people Britain?
  3. Fitness Test

    I think Picard (wherever he/she is these days) would say that the test could be justified, but only if forces offer adequate support to people who struggle with it. What I can't get an answer to is this - as someone mentioned above, not every officer is being required to take the test; an example of this is colleagues on external secondments who don't seem to fall under anyone's jurisdiction. How can forces threaten anyone with sanctions if they aren't making all their officers take the test? As far as I can tell, office staff and people of secondment don't have any ultimate exemption from front line duties if required to perform them, and should therefore be required to pass the fitness test like the rest of us.
  4. Winsor: Specialist Skill Threshold Test

    I don't understand this obsession with working unsupervised (apart from the financial savings of course). Every time there is a tragedy followed by a SCR, the ensuing report always seems to cite lack of close supervision as a factor in the failing of whichever agency is getting the blame. I thought we were supposed to learn from these cases?
  5. The Referendum Discussion

    Oh well I guess we'll know in a few days. I'm not even that bothered about the immigration side of it (apart from lack of checks on criminal records and so on), what I fear is that we will keep pouring money into other countries who do this sort of thing with it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/spain/10770712/Spain-investigates-1.5bn-embezzlement-of-EU-funds.html I feel as though if we stay in I might as well just get my savings out of the bank and send it to Southern Europe.
  6. The Referendum Discussion

    Quite, I visited Switzerland last year and in the entire 3 days I spent in Geneva saw a police car once, and no officers on patrol at all, and nothing happened which would have necessitated their presence (apart from the FIFA thing!). It was clean, civilised, prosperous and apparently doing very well outside the EU.
  7. The Referendum Discussion

    Quite, I visited Switzerland last year and in the entire 3 days I spent in Geneva saw a police car once, and no officers on patrol at all, and nothing happened which would have necessitated their presence (apart from the FIFA thing!). It was clean, civilised, prosperous and apparently doing very well outside the EU.
  8. Having read his actual remarks it makes me feel quite sick that a senior manager could view the workforce in such a condescending manner. And I hope his bins don't get emptied for a year!
  9. The Referendum Discussion

    The Telegraph reported yesterday that the "net benefit" of EU migration is effectively 0 as the figures published by the government don't take into account the demand on health, education and other public services it creates. When the figures are adjusted for this, there is no actual economic benefit to be derived from EU freedom of movement.
  10. Police Strike

    It was the ECHR which gave the right to strike to Irish and French police officers about 18 months ago. As far as I am aware, we would still have recourse to this even id we left the EU, however the stumbling block, of course, is the Federation who are not going to put themselves in the position of turkeys voting for Christmas by campaigning for our rights to be part of a Trade Union.
  11. Not the police this time

    Apparently the owner of the company who did the training exercise also trained G4S for the Olympics...
  12. 1500 more AFOs

    I read that the Met are looking to have Special Detectives so maybe that's the way forward with AFOs....... And Cheese, yes definitely the Viz version, that takes me back to circa 1996 lol!
  13. Senior Police Woman Suspended

    On a more general note...would it be easier to list the Chief Officers who AREN'T currently being investigated? GMP and Northumbria especially seem to be afflicted but it seems as though there's a new story pretty much every week!
  14. Naughty GMP

    "I think it's essential to make the public aware that if someone walks into a busy shopping centre, airport terminal or other busy public place shouting "Allahu Akbar", they had best start running! Because in all likelihood it's not going to end well." That was in no way part of the exercise! In fact terrorists are probably less likely to shout it now... However I think most people already know to run under those circumstances.
  15. Another Cameron 'Unguarded' Remark

    I presume you mean there was no corruption there prior to colonial rule, RM.