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Police: 7/7

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Today my thoughts dwell on the dead.

I shall think of the heroism and selflessness of those also present; the fellow passengers, the Firefighters, the Ambulance crews, the Police Officers and the Underground Workers who all descended into the dark. I was shocked, disgusted and moved by the testimonies of the survivors.

Police: Misper

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My sides split with laughter when I saw this in the nick…..

This part of Clubland overlooks the rest as it sides on the side of a steep hill that catches the setting sun. It is framed with surrounding woodland and by the railway which marks the boundary of Hillside. The place is crammed with little white houses with little white windows and little white front doors. Each row of houses is set back from the road and each is identical (apart from the rubbish outside which varies). It was once hailed as a housing revolution, but now people are trapped in an over populated neighbourhood that has long lost its ‘community spirit’ (if it every had one)

Inside 162 the family gather in the front room. There is an oversized television in here (considering the room is rather small), two beds are in opposite corners and a cupboard prevents the door being opened fully. The mother sits on the bed furthest from the door with a child in her lap. She is extremely obese, there are sores up and down her legs and an inhaler is never far away. The child picks at cold chips...

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Police: Fingers in the Factories

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Another night filled with activities that cannot be conventionally measured or calculated. GMan and I roamed around the town as the sun faded, people strolled home with their limbs swinging lethargically in the heat and shoulders slumped. It’s the weather to laze about in, meet up with friends and have a few drinks. Of course there are those among us who cannot control themselves. So we get sent to a never ending stream of house parties, domestics and fights.

Summer in Clubland brings out the worse in people. Self-control goes out the window along with self-respect as the girls lay in the gutter and the boys wolf whistle. It is their God given human right to drink themselves into oblivion and they are all too keen to tell you this while puking on themselves.

The whole scene is amazing, it’s like animal planet and I have front row seats to the show. Scantily clad girls hobble by on stilts clutching little purses, boys ogle as the trot by, one gentleman in particular grabs his crotch and squeezes.

People continue to eat their chips while...

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Police: Early Learning

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I urge everyone to read every post on this site.

Also I nicked this from TedW on IG

Police: Police Crime Commissioners

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If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’ll know what side of the fence I fall on this one. I’ve done my research and I had a little difficulty actually finding who is standing, but I stumbled across this little gem:!/ceetownsend/pcc-candidates

If you scroll through the list, most are politicians-y’know, those people at the table next to you, too loud, over opinionated and ill informed, drunk on something, usually themselves and their views boarder on the insane.

To provide stronger and more transparent accountability of the police, PCCs will be elected by the public to hold chief constables and the force to account; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

First beef here, it doesn’t actually say how the elected Commissioner will do that so will this mean they can barge into our briefing rooms and start breaking china? Or will it mean, as I suspect, a return to the target culture of 3 detections a month or...

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Police: Well, we all have to make a living…. sadly Mr Palmer’s is journalism

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Is it possible to reform the police? It is certainly necessary. Every politician says that there are lots of brave, decent, hard-working officers prepared to sacrifice their lives in the line of duty – and so there are. But there are also quite a lot of cowardly, lazy and incompetent ones.

So you’re going to punish the majority of officers because you believe a number of them are ‘cowardly, lazy and incompetent’? Rather than specifically target the worst preforming officers, you’d bludgeon the majority with Winsor? Mr Palmer actually fails to mention any statistics here, he just stereotypes officers because he probably has received a speeding ticket or has been burgled and there was not an officer on his street corner whistling.

As Tom Winsor’s review of police pay and conditions found, many police officers are not up to the work they’re meant to do: they’re...

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Police: How to be a Police Officer

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I sat there, in the pink room, waiting for the tests to start. I couldn’t help but notice two females sat either side of me who were rather attractive. Both blonde and slim, both nervous and here for the same reason I was.

Exactly twenty four hours before, KT and I sit beside the body of a man who had died during the night. We were called round because it was a sudden and unexpected death. As the paramedics left, I recognised one of the trainees with them as someone I used to go to cadets with. It feels like a life time ago but last week feels like a life time ago too. I helped heave the corpse up onto a stretcher and move him out of the house. We give our condolences to the widow and go round to her daughter’s house round the corner.
I don my custodian, straighten my tie and slowly walk up the garden path. There’s a low glow in the sky, the sun has yet to rise and the birds are silent. There is enough light for me to make out the solemn look on KT’s face. We knock on the door quietly at first then gradually we try harder. He response...

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Police: Hello There

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Hello Private viewers! For a couple of months the blog shall be private and only viewable by a select few, after the that it shall be open to all again. Untill then I will continue to write! Enjoy!

Police: Gman

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“HBI, no officer is to go into the water, repeat, do not go into the water” And we all groan on that news-it isn’t said for our benefit….

Transmissions break in my ear, updates and call signs merged into one. Bobbo could hear screaming. Because it was so loud and so close, we could hear it through his radio. Sophie and I raced down the road towards the river. A line of pandas blocked the way so we got out and ran across the foot bridge. The noise from the weir was deafening, I could barely make out what was being said and it was so dark that night. Without any moon light I couldn’t tell where the river ended and the bank started.

“626 urgent, misper located, I can see her hangin-“ the transmission breaks and the fear sets in. As I run my hands shake, I nearly fell over when I vaulted a fence to get to the water. I felt angry at being too late, we must have driven past this part of the world four times tonight looking for the girl and we never saw signs of her passing.

I shine my torch across the surface of the water, desperately looking for the girl,...

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Police: Happy Days Aye?

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I’ll tell you what’s really broken in this country-what needs urgent fixing and what isn’t helping improve the process. Mental health assessment for those who really need it is a total shambles and an embarrassment to the NHS. This particular part of the service has suffered under ever changing contract managers, come and go social workers, funding cuts and care free secretaries. There seems to be a distinct lack of any qualified mental health professionals but a lot of managers ‘managing’.

David Smith was about to make his getaway in his girlfriend’s old Rover. It pulled up the hill and into the train station where he waited patiently with a kebab. As he got in the passenger side I sprung out of my vehicle and surprised him. In my middle class accent that seems to annoy I shouted “Mr Smith! David!” and I ran the short distance to the car. I held the door open and he looked up, his face full of disappointment at being caught.

“David, I really need to get you back to hospital mate, your CT scan hasn’t come back yet and you need to...

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