Sunday, July 11, 2010

You aint seen me, right !

I thought I had walked away from blogging,
I thought things may improve as I moved rank and roles,
I thought that the government was investing in the "force",
I thought , I like ice-cream.

Only 1 out of 4, is correct.

Which is a bit like getting convictions at court, now that I think of it.

I wish Pc David Rathband and his family my heartfelt thanks for doing his job, and I hope he will in time recover and have his wounds heal as best they can.

Friday, July 24, 2009

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

A big thank you to all my readers over the years and every body who has commented and sent me emails. Good luck to all the other police bloggers , keep up the great work.

I have been posted in a Detective Sergents role and its time to move on and away from the online world .

Have fun , be safe , enjoy life and please get out from behind the desk / computer and see the fantastic world we live in.

This world is for the living and enjoyment of it all , by parting words

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Yesterday , I like hundreds of other officers up and down the country found out our results of the recent Sergent's exam.

Congratulations to all those who were successful and I will be joining you all in the celebrations of getting that under the belt and out of the way !


I was thinking of something to post that would reflect the relief and encompass all the recent groans and pains, but there isn't . The rock keeps rolling people want us to be there the service and the officers adapt to what the public wants us to do. Each and every day officers up and down the country excel themselves and are proud of what they do. Long may it last.

So , time to go have some beers and relax and plan the next stage of taking of the world.

( Five years from probationer to passing part 1 exam... not bad for a thicko like me )

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Exam results

Still waiting for the OSPRE exam results,

How long does it take to pass a computer readable multi guess checkbox form into a reader and get a sodding result ?

Oh well, here is hoping that even if its a scrap pass, its still a pass !

Saturday, October 25, 2008

See you all after March 2009

head down, hours to be put in , books to be read , mocks to be done, audio cds listened to .. later all

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sorry still a little bit racist

Would love to post a lot about the goings on recently but apparently I am racist , explains why I cancelled my membership to the BPA , they no longer speak for the BME element in the met and have there own agenda.

Should we have these quasi organisations anymore , are we not all police officers first ?

Is it time that all the " police associations " just be kicked to touch and we get back to just doing the job at hand ..

I have not seen , heard witnessed or been a victim of racism while employed by the met police , what am I doing wrong , I have been a victim of racism while working on the streets my members of the public ... but they don't count as I arrest them and send em to court, just like what I would do *IF* it happened at work...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Stockwell Inquest

After getting it in the neck for the last few days from stupid people can I point the following out

Inquests do not establish if anyone was at fault or to blame for deaths - instead, they try to find out (and record) who the deceased was, how, when and where the deceased came by his or her death and the particulars needed for registration of the death.

Matters of blame or fault can only be pursued in separate civil or criminal proceedings.

The coroner may report the facts to an appropriate authority which may have power to prevent similar fatalities in future, but he or she cannot make recommendations or compel the authority to do anything.
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 )