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?

4 comments:

busybizzie said...

It's just your force. All the others are run as temples to efficiency and management skills. Guess you were just unlucky.

totallyun-pc said...

We used to have that quote on a huge poster above the door to our office when I was on the TSG back in the days!

Brilliant!

Andy C said...

plus sa change, plus sa meme chose.

Or something like that.... my French is rustier than a 1987 Lada.

Anonymous said...

Take a look and read at this. Chicago Police Officer responds to a disturbacne by himself and shoots and kills and unarmed citizen with absolutely no cause. The Chicago Police Department then attempts to conceal the murder. The video and the accompanying article explain it all in depth. What are your comments in the UK?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNQnqwxy9Vc

http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/killedoncamera/


Chicago Police Officer beats female Polish bartender severly after she refuses more free alcohol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz6YJtnLtus