Thursday, December 20, 2007

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,
Can I have a pay deal that does not suck
SPP Payment in my role
Less paperwork
A Safer London..

Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year All !

Thursday, December 06, 2007

1.9% theft

I was going to post but I cannot be bothered now, overworked , unpaied and undervalued.

No change going spare then ...

Maybe I should have a job credit card

Friday, November 09, 2007

The message..

It took me ages to find a related photo ( that wasn't tasteless as I feel )

Delivering a Death message is a call, that returns you back to earth with a thump in this job, like a quite a lot of the work in fact.

I recall having a whole day about this in Hendon, and also found when ever I have had call to be the one knocking on the door, each and every time I have called on the job related number on "Delivering a death message"

Its a shame we are not measured on this "preformance" indicator


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Give a little

I have always felt the blogging community was a very much help our self's and help each other network.

Bill sticker a decent chap pointed out to me today that Merys is a hell of a bind, As Bill put it

" Her funding has been pulled and if she can't find a grand within the next two weeks she is going to get kicked out of medical school. One less Doctor in this world, at least to me, is a bad thing. Who will patch you up after a bad one?"

I Agree. I have have made a donation to Merys .. why not sent on a few yourself.
She has tried all the avenues open to students for funding and is at her wits end, with so much going on in the world whats a few pounds to you.. why not donate the price of a round of beers to Merys.

Donate here

Monday, November 05, 2007

CID Night duty, Now Don't assume the worst, I have covered CID night duty before however , up until now I was the skivvy bag boy running around after the DC / TDC .

The time of heady responsibility now looms over my head , as I embark on a 7 Night week of night duty of 10pm to 6am in South London with a brand new shiny PC who has come upstairs , bright eyed and bushy tailed as I once did.

Now I am the lead, the one who has to advise and direct a duty officer who probably has seen it all a thousand times before.

I sit here awake far to early , wondering if I have all the pens and pencils I will need, woolly hat - check. Cuppa soups, tea,coffee & sugar supplies I secured yesterday on a normal weekend on shift.

Its the 5th of November , I know it will be busy , I know it will in all likely hood be controlled chaos . I just hope I do not come across a complete idiot , I kinda like this job.

Wish me luck and don't say the Q word.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Fireworks or shots fired ?

Mrs Tbl would like to ask all the naughty people in south london to stop shooting at me.

She said that " I am not that needy for the money yet !"

I also it seams need to finish off the house first.



Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Remember Remember ...

Its that time of year again.
I fooled myself thinking I would be relatively safe in CID from the mindless acts of idiots around this time .. then I woke up.

Yup, Fireworks, I find myself in an unmarked car ( again ) with a fellow techo' who I have just met today.

We will be driving around for hours on end looking for naughty people and supporting our uniformed colleagues who will be running around like mad marsh hares.

The reason why I am not behind my desk drinking tea ? A new Detective Inspector.
Nice chap , seems normal.. two eyes one head both hands, that sort of thing but he seems to be under the illusion that having actual police out on the street doing stuff prevents crime !

He will never last.

Shame really because this is a good laugh , and the reason why I joined. oh well.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lucky Tamba Dube

Lucky Tamba Dube RIP

in your own words


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Dear MPA

Dear Mr Mpa people Please can I have a Taser

I promise that I will use it in accordance with all my other officer safety equipment , such as my handcuffs, CS Spray and bendy batton.

All of which "could" cause serious injury or death ...

Miss Cindy Butts who is on record for saying

"Gun crime destroys lives and brings fear and intimidation to our communities. The MPA gun crime scrutiny made 17 recommendations to add value to the Metropolitan Police Service’s existing activities and suggest constructive ways to move policy forward, and we believe our findings are of real significance.”

Yet also states on behalf of the MPA regarding the issuing of Tasers to uniformed front line officers...

"The proposal brought to us today was for Tasers to be used in addition to firearms, which is a significant development and one we were not happy to agree to without greater explanation of the implications and justification for this move.

“We have therefore called for a more thorough report to the October meeting of the full Authority. This will require a detailed business case, a clear indication that the Met has taken into account the concerns that London’s communities will rightly raise, and a commitment to communicate how, when and why Tasers will be deployed in the future.”

Which is , on the face of it a cop out , more paperwork and redtape while officers continue to be stabbed and shot dead up and down the country

The public need protecting from the pond life that are been released early from prisons , the police are accused of been risk adverse ?

I say its our policy's that are risk adverse.

Does that make us institutionally something ?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Lipstick and Batons

Over the last few days there has been a spotlight on police blogs and books from the mainstream media , that aside you must read Bloggs book.

Its not a lawful order but it sure is a collective sigh across the board knowing that we are not alone in the mourning of the loss of common sense. I have chuckled and laughed for the last few days on the train and disturbed the suits and commuters on the daily grind.

Published by Monday books which also set the flagship police blog - to book Wasting police time by the original torch bearer David Copperfield ( STU ! ) , Diary of an On-call Girl: True Stories from the Front Line is a smashing read of the work at the coal face uniformed officers who are the workhorse of 21st Century policing in Britain today.

It will not teach you how to avoid arrest or even how to sweet talk at the roadside, but it does give you an accurate and factual reflection on what really goes on behind the warrant card.

Buy it now !

Friday, September 21, 2007

Good luck

I want to take this post to say a big good luck to DC and wish him the very best over the pond.

If you havent read any of this blog, shame on you and go now! the rest of us still in silly land will look on fondly !

Friday, August 31, 2007

Fair Pay

“I wanted to remain optimistic but sadly the Home Office and Treasury want to bully the police service into taking a real term pay cut and impose less than they are paying themselves.”

Jan Berry, chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, and chairman of the Staff Side of the Police Negotiating Board

Chaps toddle along to
and sign up , dont use your work email as pnn internet blocks the confirmation page.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

With the new anti-smoking laws all in place and everybody now numb to seeing the horrible no smoking sign defacing public buildings and the ilk , I for one as a non smoker want to be allowed to take my prisoners ( sorry Detainees ) out on the ramp at police stations to have the evil "fag"

I also want to hear from fellow officers any stories they have about anti smoking enforcement...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Been away

I had a nice little break away from it all, as I had a few rest days owed to me and it is best use them up before they get cancelled for some such nonsense as policing or work.

I have another Polly tunnel up and the rest of the lettuce and carrots are now planted out.

Still a lot to do in the damp weather been having but it keeps the criminals inside :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A river wander

While on a spare few moments between shifts, I took a walk along the river and realised I had not taken any photos of the landscape of London since I moved over.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Moved to Undercover

Well the lettuce has , not me !

I had a few hours to myself this morning as I could not sleep, and the early morning sunshine was to much to ignore.

I have relocated the young lettuce to outside now to harden off and grow to full bloom, I think it will take about 40 days before they are ready to harvest !

I have enough space for another Polly tunnel for the carrots which I will be planting at the weekend

The view from inside the tunnel already shows that they have taken to the early morning transplant and condensation from the morning sun is already evident.

Psstt... Anyone want some lettuce in late September ?

Friday, July 27, 2007


I could post about the recent murders, and shooting going on at the moment in South London, the usual tragic waste of life, the distraught families and media impact.

However sod all that -

Take a look at my lovely lettuce and carrots that are going with abandon.
Lovely !

Monday, July 23, 2007


Eve online.

I spend far to much of my down time playing this game.

Go Figure.
Oh please find me a nice warm soft bed,
what is it about the end of the summer term means that we get no rest.

"were finished schoolz ya know " piped the snotty young hoody.

I just want a cup of coca and a nice quit night of rest.

bah humbug

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Knife Culture

Mr Stabby, la la la la .. goes the excellent song.

Operations such as blunt, involving knife amnesties and bins at police stations and other venues have had some success's , school educations, online video's , music , support groups , tv shows , even so far as an online game from the met police.

But still we have young men killing young men on the streets with knifes.

I have often wrote about the culture of the gun, and this is an equal and possibly even more devastating current weapon of choice for todays youth.

So, some say they carry a knife for self protection, and think thats ok.
Well it ain't , you are more likely to be killed by the weapon you carry.

In this day and age when pressures are placed on the judiciary and prisons, do we need a legislative change to deal with those who carry knifes ?

I know I have personally had many run in's with oiks and knifes , i have been slashed once on my forearm and stabbed in the leg , both times the courts only set a very lenient penalties to the defendant (Twat) , or is that the judicatories feelings towards those who police the streets ?

Many, many officers have died by the knife , how many more need to do so before we see a real change in government, law and protection for all in these times.

I'm all ears to hear the thoughts of others...

Friday, June 29, 2007

Where did I park my car ?

Any one seen my car ?
Anyone notice It didn't have a parking ticket...
Be safe,Keep safe folks.

If you think you have seen a person acting suspiciously, or if you see a vehicle, unattended package or bag which might be a threat ?

Immediately move away and call 999.

If you think that you may have seen something suspicious or you are unsure about somebody’s activities or behavior, however insignificant it may seem at the time, call the Anti-Terrorist hot line on 0800 789 321. Calls are taken in confidence by specialist officers who will analyze your information. They’ll decide if and how to follow it up. Your call could be vital to us however unsure you may be.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


I was clicking on the old side bar to read some of my fellow chis's and noted some have been carted of to borstal.

So if you fancy a side bar link email me , as I will be updating soon !


Thursday, June 21, 2007

NIE Exam resutls

The NIE exam results were posted to the Met police yesterday via email to those who sat the exam , Congratulations to all those who have passed the first hurdle in becoming a DC

I studied with a group called
A trio of welsh men that are far better at teaching that playing rugby, or drinking in the pub after , mind you I have now been told that good detectives do not come cheap , thin or sober !

I highly recommend if your doing your part one OSPRE or NIE exam the police pass course is the best there is around.

I am also very pleased to be one of those who passed the exam and I now await my DC's Course as my next step.

Bring on the drink...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Pc Jonathan Charles Henry

Dear Lord, be with me on my beat
this day and every day.
Grant that each weary block I walk,
may ease a brothers way.
Let me be kindly to the old
and to the young, be strong~
But let me triumph over those
whose acts are cruel and wrong.
And if according to your plan,
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
my children and my wife.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Life on mars

Like a flashback of Sam Tyler in life on mars,
If you piss the DCI off expect to become


Oh well..

Good luck Steve, I bet you don't have to fill out 5090's

Sunday, May 06, 2007


A police officer has been shot dead and another person killed at a house in Shropshire.

West Mercia Police said officers were called to an address in New Park Road, in the Castlefields area of Shrewsbury at 0610 BST on Sunday.

A statement read: "We can confirm two people died in this incident and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed".

A police helicopter was seen over the area on Sunday morning.

The IPCC said it was sending an investigator to assess the scene.

A spokesman said something of a "serious nature" must have happened for the IPCC to have received a referral.

He added that a police officer being killed would be something the commission would be called into investigate.

West Mercia Police are expected to release more details later.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all families concerned.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Red lights

If you think you can run a red light on your pedal cycle anywhere near me, be warned you will get a fixed penalty notice, and if you fail to pay I will come knocking to arrest you for non payment of fines.

This week I found out from the court on my regular visits that 8 of my last issued FPN's for failing to stop at a red light I issued last year to a number of pedal cyclist had not paid the court and failed to show on a summons.

So I applied for a few warrants today and arrested all 8 at their places of work and carted them all off to court. Harsh ? probably but it isn't my fault they chose to ignore the courts of this land. One gentleman employed by a large English bank decided to vent his anger at the magistrate and was found in contempt of court and was taken down to the cells to appear again tomorrow morning when he has "cooled his heels"

I note with interest today on the BBC news again about red lights and cyclists, well boyo's do it around me and expect a ticket.

nuff said.

Monday, April 16, 2007

The results are out

Well this years round of OSPRE part One exam results are here, and I have Passed, let the party begin !

Congratulations to all those who sat in that horrible hall and passed the exam.

Better luck next time to all those looking at a resit ..

Oh dear, does this mean I have to grow up now ?

Roll on the Detective exam later this year !

Friday, February 16, 2007

The way of the gun

As readers of my blog have no doubt deduced that I work in south London the recent shootings have been headline news for the last week.

So are we saying that these young teenagers are running around with guns ? I don't agree

Is it a parental supervision issue ?

Is there any real answer to these awful crimes. I know there is no simple solution and only a multi faceted approach will ever begin to address these issues , but also its worth to note that is not just a black community issue but a whole community issue.

What I do know is that these young men in all likely hood never envisaged that their world would end so quickly and so brutality and no doubt the families are devastated, my thoughts and sympathies goes out to those left behind.

What are your thoughts ?

Tuesday, January 30, 2007



Got to work at Six thirty am, Shift starts at seven.
Changed, showered and at my desk by Six fifty.
Fire up the computer log in with one of my many passwords
I have to remember this month.

Log in to the crime reporting system to have a look at my assigned work today. 32 Crime on the books, five left over from last week.

Break down is 22 Burglary type offences, 10 reports of stolen mobile phones. Oh hum.

Fire up my email - 147 emails since Friday, over half are stupid administrator emails telling me my email account is full and I need to delete emails, sent every hour on the hour since late Sunday afternoon. ( pointless message ) Delete all the crap.

Rest of the team arrives in drips and drabs and the call for tea & coffee goes out.
I review my work file and Identify which of the 32 crimes require my immediate attention in order of seriousness of the offence and any time constraints or possible leads/ chance of solving the crime. Out of the 22 reported burglaries I identify that only half are actual burglaries and the rest are possible criminal damage but reported as burglaries due to stupid home office counting rules. Conduct basic checks on the address and victims and intelligence system checks.

I start ringing around the home owners and I make 5 appointments to visit their houses , leaving messages to contact me at the rest.
(Each visit will take about 1 hour including been present with the Scene of crime officer )

So far I have spent 2 hour's at work and have accounted for the next 5.

Various trips to peoples homes, asses the crime, look for leads, door to door enquires , list stolen items , give crime prevention advice and give the member of the public the police service they expect.

Five hours later, only two of the burglaries has possible forensic leads one in the form of a fingerprint the latter even better , spit left in the kitchen by the scummy burglar.

Return to station Via Costa coffee and Nando's for energy supply's , Update the crime reports with my findings so far. Pick up left messages from the other victims and arrange to attend during various times during the week and tomorrow.

Spend the next half hour responding to Senior management team emails that are running around like headless chickens about the weekend figures been so high, reassure them by pointing out only 11 burglaries actually happened in the last 2 days ..

Update my appointments book, ensure the Crime scene officer has sent of the fingerprint and swab for testing.

Log off.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Soft on Crime, Soft on the causes of Crime

With recent events in the news of escapee's from prison the home office to be split in two and now that Mr Reid is asking judges to reduce the numbers of criminals sentenced to custody ,

I have to ask .. is this the labour government who was voted in ?

Are they really tough on crime ?

I also remember another catch phrase " education etc.." and look at that ? Now I don't generally comment on politics but one has to wonder where the hell is Blair taking us ?

Is this the legacy he is really going to leave ? oh do you want a PND ?... I have targets to make before the end of the counting year... I'll do you a special deal ( Honest )
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 )