Tuesday, June 21, 2005

ikky hot nights

It has been hot in london.
Very hot and one way of getting to sleep is a need for a fan or some sort of aircon
that or getting very drunk that you pass out ! har har .

I have noted that it is near impossible to find a room fan in any high street shop or mail order company. I guess its been a rush for them, and where have all the icecream van men gone ?

I blame Tony - its all his fault.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Exams again.

Please excuse the lack of posts -
I have been studying for my next round of exams.

All this hot weather is making it difficult to study :)
Either spend the day down by the river in a pub or study! difficult.

They start on monday for a week of training and exams, wish me luck !

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Property lists.

Eh Property lists.
Our Inspector issued every one on the team our property lists.
These list all the property we have either seized as evidence (Clothing, weapons, exhibits), booked in as evidence (CCTV, Photographs) that each officer has to there name.

Been young in service I had only 50 items on my list and was able to easily reallocate them to other departments / officers :) he he he . As a response officer on team we are not expected to keep any items and they should be transferred to officers in charge of the cases we initially attend to.

One older member of our team had over 400+ items on his list. He was a bit miffed to find the majority of it was difficult to find now who was in charge of those older cases :)

It seems that team Inspectors are often badgered about the amount of property there team holds also about the number of actions on crime reports and number of crimints the team has created, it seems a crude measure of a teams performance

Note to myself - Always include the Cris number on the property bag. It makes life a lot easer.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Got to catchem all

One of the best aspects of police work is the inevitable issue of karma

It is a given that what goes around ,comes around at least to my mind and today was karma for a certain customer.

After yesterdays annoyance of a negative foot chase I decided to float around the estate where I last saw my client. It was not long before I was soon graced by his presence and again a foot chase ensued. This time I had the upper hand and a lovely home office approved arm take down was executed and recorded on CCTV for video collection. This particular client is a well known robber and was wanted on warrant for failing to appear at court.

A nice result and arrest for myself.

You can run, you can hide, you might even get away, however karma does have a way of biting you in the ass!

Ps. I joined a gym today as well!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Cream crackerd

After a number of foot chases this shift I have come to the thinking that I should leave
them to my operator, with all the kit we have to wear a lengthy foot chase is very very trying. I don’t mind the chase as I am fairly fit myself however after a 20 minute chase that then enters an estate with a multitude of stairwells well… lets just say the motivation to carry on is soon challenged!

Mental note to self - Must go to gym and do some more training.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Ho/rt 1

Ah back at work and back having hundreds of emails and correspondence to chase up on! I must admit I don’t mind the paperwork
(Shzzz don’t tell anyone I said that.)
its quite a feeling to complete a pile of it and know its done and gone

One of such items in the pile were some returned HO/RT 2 forms
a HO/RT 1 notice is what you may know as a producer. It is a simple one page form that officer fill in on the road side as a request to produce paperwork in regard to your drivers licence, tax insurance etc and other items in regard to been driving on a road

It is a legal document and you would normally get one following an accident or when a non-endorsable offence has been committed. If your vehicle has a defect, and as a way of checking that a driver holds correct and valid documents. There are parts of the FPN system that also act as HO/RT 1 notices but they will be explained to you on the roadside.

So once been issued with a HO/RT 1 you have
seven days to produce your driver’s license in person (both parts) at your elected police station. Failing to do so can lead to prosecution. (Other documents are explained on the rear of the form)

The HORT/2 is completed by the officer at the station where you produce your documents, this form is then forwarded to the officer who issued the original HO/RT 1
After a recent accident where a MALE had been knocked of his motorcycle after traveling down a bus lane and had broken his leg was one such recipient of a HO/RT 1 from myself.

He duly attended his local police station and produced his out of date Iraq international drivers license and then also offered an insurance document that did not cover the usage of the vehicle at the time and also upon checking the address I found out he didn’t reside at that address and was using it to reduce his premiums

Of course, this meant I ended up summoning him for a number of those offences
I like it went people think they can pull a fast one and think we don’t check or read stuff carefully
- Note to myself to check Immigration status on return tomorrow!

I look forward to seeing him in court!

HORT (Home Office Road Traffic Form)

Monday, June 06, 2005

Holiday !

Thanks for all the comments on the last few posts, I will reply to those shortly. I just got back in from a long haul flight from the otherside of the world after a fantastic holiday away in the sun !
I am back to work in a few days time and I will catch up with everything !

toodle pips !
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 )