Monday, 30 April 2007

Bang to rights

Hello fellow bloggers, you may have noticed that I haven't posted in a while. Well to be honest I haven't really been enjoying work much lately, so when my rest days came around I've rather not think about the job and enjoy my rest days. All the politics, bureaucracy and shits getting off Scot free had got me down.

But that all changed yesterday afternoon when for once I was in the right place at the right time and managed to catch three burglars 'bang to rights' singled handed (well with some assistance from my PCSO colleague)! All but the one who was the lookout have 'had it' in interview and I'm back in the sarge's good books. For the first time in a while I remembered why I joined the job in first place. Its hardly ever like an episode of The Bill, but the few times when it is it makes it all worth it.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Nothing Changes

"We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning
to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later
in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing;
and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress
while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization."

by: Gaius Petronius Arbiter
Date: 210 BC

I saw this quote and couldn't believe how relevant it was to today's police force especially mine despite being over 2000 years old.

I have only been independent for 12 months yet I have moved shifts three times and stations twice. I am not alone I think everyone in my BCU has been moved at least once this year. Just when people are getting settled and teams are beginning to gel its all move again for the chief's latest theory on how we should be organised.

They don't seem to understand it doesn't matter how many times they divide us up they still have the same amount of officers and the same amount of calls coming in for the area.

Is it just my force, or are all forces like this?