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Flat Foot

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  1. Flat Foot


    Your innocence John, is endearingly astounding. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Urinating In A Public Place

    Also.... your focus is all wrong. The individual committing an offence is the one you should be irritated about, not the way law enforcement do their jobs. I'm not sure are you suggesting that we should have to prosecute everyone caught urinating in a public place or let everyone off? And if it's everyone then it's ok to tie yourself up doing that even when you are the last unit left to respond to a fight/burglary/ domestic assault in progress? How do you want us to do it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    First Post Mortem

    I have attended a number of them, including a few "specials" which are enhanced examinations. Please do park the whole squeamishness issue and treat this as what it is. This is a golden opportunity to learn some very interesting things while being lectured by an expert in the pathology field. Don't squander it by worrying and focus on the learning you can achieve. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Highly unlikely Tommo, the bosses like good PR as much as anyone else . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Beggars Belief

    We all know how they got through the selection process. Maturity, capability and a track record of ethical behaviour are no longer requirements. I don't say this with any cynicism- these qualities have been deprioritised. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct Entry...Everything!

    It would be much better for the response officers to have the experience of the specialist , but not the specialist to have the experience of the response officer..... there is no point in arguing this... this silo mentality is part of what actually is wrong with the job. The lack of versatility. If numbers are going to continue to be cut then more people need to hold a broader range of skills . The specialise and deskill road is what has led us to have leaders that dong understand what they are asking. And now the solution is to parachute people in who know even less in the ever enduring quest to pursue blind unplanned change. Thank god someone came up with evidenced based Policing in the COP and that the idea is taking root.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A late wake up call perhaps.

    And if they don't, then no doubt we will sadly have to put services out to tender to companies who can..... The privatisation march takes another step. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    My father left a CID office to voluntarily go to a rural post and promptly died aged 42. There is a lot to be said for that study OAH... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Going part time?

    Different forces utilise different models and different distributions of workload and staff. However as much as you want to complicate it, it comes down to how big is your piece of toast and how much butter do you have? If you have insufficient you just don't cover the toast. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    So when they are studying and training to gain that nationally recognised qualification, do you not see them gaining or achieving anything? When they are investigating serious crimes do you not perceive any extra responsibility? I can understand a bit of banter but why mock and run down someone else's achievements after they've worked hard to obtain them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Going part time?

    Other officers have told me it had an impact on them.... basically you will find your retirement date get further away or your benefits reduce.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    I'd like to... but my respect for human life means not until I've got the prerequisite surgical training and experience to do so. But then that's our point isn't it?[emoji28] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    Ok. I am aware that there are people out there who can remove brain tumours without killing the patient. I know that I don't know how to do that..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    "So you think that everything is rosy then?" This is a poor tactic... change my opinion to something clearly unreasonable then shoot it down as such... No. Please aim at my opinions not the ones you assign me. Clearly I don't think everything is rosy. I haven't seen plenty of evidence. I've seen Hillsborough and Lawrence. Statistics? Do I really need to explain why crime statistics are worthless? The Police admit they are, the HO admit they are... Just manipulated numbers that serve to support whatever argument whoever using them is making. Let's look at something real and current perhaps?- CPIRA attacks in NI - daily occurrences. PSNI are buckling. Public order and atrocity in France? Now they are our closest neighbours... let's compare our performance to them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    Oh ... I'm Flat Foot now... as well as John and HMS.... I appear to be suffering from MPD.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Direct entry as Inspector.

    RM, My perception is that it is YOU that is moaning things aren't good enough and YOU that wants to use 20 or more year old analysis to justify changing the organisation as it is in the current day. It appears you have no current evidence. I and most others are entirely up for change, but on the basis of evidence. The thing is when you experiment with life saving services and you get it wrong people die. Just evidence base it and present your case and you will perhaps get more takers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Just read this 'Stop Stealing Our F**king Signs' and it made me smile! Apparently there's also a town in Austria called W**k on the Lake.... Wonder how many of these signs are adorning Rugby and Cricket club trophey walls up and down the country? Reminds me of my old nick's rugby tours and hilarious attempts at stealing signs from the military - Getting stopped at gunpoint at the gate really seemed to take the fun out the whole affair.....! Laters Flat Foot38579.4730902778
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    PC Copperfield outed

    Just checked - It looks like the blog is up and running again. All the archives worked ok. Copper's Blog
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    Ha-Ha Truncheon and BlueArsed.....! That's made me smile.
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    Muppets Only

    Section 4 Vagrancy Act 1824 'Found On Enclosed Premises' Bugger..... It's on to Station Cat already....! Flat Foot38615.5895601852
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    Just read the following two reports published on Police Oracle Shake-up Could Halve Police Forces Home Secretary Calls For Radical Police Reform Deep Joy.......!
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    Muppets Only

    GTP Flat Foot38596.6873842593
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    Press Reports Seem Very Anti Police

    Yep, most def the papers are using this as an excuse to take a pop at the old bill. I totally agree with you Truncheon. I think it's disgusting how the centre of attention now seems to be the unfortunate shooting of Mr Menezes, not the public outrage that we've managed to home grow our own special breed of fanatics. I wish I had kept a link to the interview of one of the victim's family the other day.
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    Muppets Only

    Ahh... very clever Penbwich. Brian thought he was going to get a plug for his '.....encounters' I reckon....! My word today as we're on Brief....... Pants