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!


Liz said...

I received your comment, you are completely right.

How long is your probation (ours was a year), and what does a "beat crimes" department member do?

Also like the phone cam picture. If you took that, good job, it captured a lot. Also gotta say I like the hats.. a little different than the smoky the bear hat I get to wear.

Good luck with the new job and the rest of your probation period.

thinblueline said...

Probation is 104 weeks ! Two full years from date of appointment and includes the inital 20 weeks training and 10 week street duties course.

Of course even this has changed since I have joined ! ( The ever chaning met ! )

As for what the beat crimes department does ( I am guessing my the work load screened into me to investigate its Criminal damage common assaults, Thefts, ABH and lower drug offences.

I belive it harkens back to the days of a police "Beat" and you have beat officers who patrol an area designated to them and so build a relationship with the community. Some thing I though all police do, but it seems hasnt been done in a while so it is getting back to the roots of tradional british policing !

Yes the helmet does look good does it not ! amazingly its also called a beat helmet !

Anonymous said...

Good to see the've finally issued you with your "police equipment". Don't forget to check out Staples.

Anonymous said...

congrats. promoted to desk jockey..nice. ;)

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 )