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 !
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 )