Monday, July 18, 2005

Daytime TV

Now do not get me wrong, I enjoy going for a jog and keeping fit.
However, what the hell is wrong with daytime TV !

Have those who make the schedule's not give a hoot about blokes watching daytime TV!

There is only so much Trisha one man can take.

Quincy is a god by the way.

Friday, July 15, 2005


I now know why we take statements as opposed to allowing people to make statements.

After taking about 9 statements in the last two days regarding a number of alleged crimes from the injured parties ( ohh PC Copperfield ! ) It its plain that it is often difficult for many people to tell a story without adding in bits that

a) Did not happen.
b) They did not wittiness.
c) Complete hearsay.

I do not think it is lying in the true sense of the word and I am sure "they" do not do it on purpose and I believe it is just human nature to tell a good story to who ever is listing but by heck luv it sure makes our life a little hard trying to find out what did happen!

On another note, it is apparent that the filling cabinet is going to be well used as I see on our crime reporting system I have been "screened" in about 15+ crimes to investigate.
I am not sure how many my workload should be or how long management reasonably expect me to take to get any kind of result, mainly cause management is not about to ask.

Today after attempting to contact all 15+ of those injured parties I only managed to speak to One over the phone, and a further One was at there home address when I attempted to visit the injured parties, So I had to send letters to the rest in order to make contact and progress with there reported crimes. Lets wait and see who if any gets back to me !

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Beat Crimes!

Yesterday I started a new secondment, the beat crimes department.
I have been posted here for the remainder of my probation period and a few months more!

That means, no more 999 calls, no more domestic incidences and no more standing on crime scenes till my toes drop off. Oh yea!

I have a desk, a telephone and a fax machine! I even have a computer.
Later I will be getting a filling cabinet, which I think is a sign of the paper work to come!

I also found the coffee maker and toaster!

I may stay here a while!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Respek !

Respect ! Innit !

I had a bit of a surreal night. After getting back from Scotland and been back to 12 hours later floating about the streets of London I could see no change in the public. People were going about there business praying dining out traveling on the tubes' trains and bus's and it becomes all that simple. Life goes on. It has to. It always will. No matter what occurs what dangers and tradigties strike the world still spins and moves thru space and people will get up in the morning and go about there business. This to me underlines the fruitility of so called militant action. It achieves absolutely no gain for those who carry out other than to be a line in history.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Never bend your head.

This week has been possibly the most challenging one I have experienced in my so far short spell in been in the police.

My first thoughts are with the bereaved and those affected by the incident.

Before I start I must quietly and with respect applaud the emergency services who acted with bravery and professionalism in
London. This could only have been possible with the increase in numbers of the police over the last 5 years and the preperation and training for this very occurance.

Stretched, tired but competent and professional in every effort the emergency services shone in there work over the week. I feel honoured and proud to be part of the same service.

In Scotland we policed not only peaceful protest which is right and proper and protected not only them but the residents of the area but we had to deal with a small minority who were intent on causing criminal damage , violence fear and in some cases willing to physically harm others.

Peaceful protest yes. Violence no.

In respect to the past few days a quote has stuck in my mind that I cant seem to shift

"Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye."
- Helen Keller

Time to shower, eat and sleep tomorrow is another day.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Tony the tiger says G8 !

Hello !
By the time this post becomes active I will be on my way to Scotland and the G8 Summit !
Its going to be excellent ! I will see ya's all on my return !

Stay safe all.
Investigations - 183 | Crimes Solved- 85 | No Crime - 47
% Detection rate - 46.4 % (Counting year April 08 )

Investigations - 129 | Crimes Solved- 53 | No Crime - 36
% Detection rate - 49.3 % (Counting year April 07 )