conflict of interest - cops running a business on duty??

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  1. OMFG!
    No irony intended.
    How the fcuk can this be allowed? These people are supposed to be our gatekeepers. They should not be allowed to make money out of their appointments, and I am sure there is a law against it.
  2. The fact is, everybodys on the "make" today in the U.K,--- even the cops ! Boil a kettle, and no less than two bodies have made a profit out of you, ------The electric compony, and a 15% cut in the form of V.A.T to the government. ---------- Think about it ! :wink:
  3. They know they can get away with it, you see.
  4. UK is down the pits...........bug out!!
  5. ACPO is one great big con from start to finish. It's a private company run for its members benefit and its function as a meeting place for Chiefs of Police is duplicated by the Chief Police Officers' Association. LINK.

    The bastards are even happy to admit it's a shill.

    Private company, yet in receipt of two separate sources of public funding. Just as well these are men of unimpeachable integrity, or there might be a risk of a conflict of interest...

    SCAB. Senior Coppers Are Bastards.
  6. Bunch of crooks.
  7. Does it take a crook to know one?
  8. Serious question here, how much different is the British Govt. and Civil Police Force run compared to Zimbabwean, Ugandan, Cuban 'regimes'? Are we setting any unique standards or codes of practice over here? Often I wonder.
  9. If the police, like all public sector workers, including the armed forces were funded correctly there would be no need to promote a self funding environment.

    Where I live they are openly asking tax payers to voluntarily pay an extra 50p a month to fund more cops on the streets.

    Bloody ludicrous.

    But we as a nation can give billions to banks, to see it wiped out on the stock market.

    Anyone who voted for liabour should hang their heads in shame.
  10. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    posted before but here you go again!

    Your Ref: Our Ref: FOI 766/08 Date: 12 January 2009
    Direct Dial No: 01273 404334

    Dear Mr Ugly

    I write in connection with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 which was received by Sussex Police on 10 December on transfer from the Sussex Police Authority with your agreement.

    2008/9 - £17,333.38
    2007/8 - £17,333.38
    2006/7 - £16,713.49
    2005/6 - £16,226.29
    2004/5 - £15,923.98

    Payments from budget are made on behalf and with the authority of the Sussex Police Authority. The financial governance arrangements for the Authority are shown via the following link to their public website – If you have further queries about the nature or statutory basis of those arrangements you can contact the Authority as shown in the following link –

    The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO), although not a body subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, can be contacted via the following link-

    In addition, we hold a copy of the following briefing note supplied by ACPO, which may be of assistance;

    “ACPO was set up over 50 years ago with the aim of providing a means whereby work in developing national policing policies could be undertaken in one place, on behalf of the police service as a whole, rather than in the 44 forces simultaneously.

    “Moreover, the Association provides a central point for police service issues and is the representing body of the Service nationally. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a staff association for chief officers – that function is fulfilled by a separate and distinct entity – the Chief Police Officers’ Staff Association. ACPO is therefore an independent, professionally led strategic body. In the public interest and, in equal and active partnership with Government and the Association of Police Authorities, ACPO leads and coordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In times of national need ACPO, on behalf of all chief officers, coordinates the strategic policing response.

    “Police authorities voluntarily contribute towards the funding of ACPO. They decide annually how much the grant should be and each authority makes a pro rata contribution. For the 2007/8 and 2008/9 Financial Years, funding of £809K was provided, in 2006/7 the contribution was £781K, in 2005/06 the contribution was £758K and for 2004/05 the contribution was £735K. In addition, the Home Office also provide a similar level of annual grant which in 2008/9 amounted to £836K.

    “These payments are determined annually at the present time and reflect the recognition that without the existence of an organisation such as ACPO, each force would have to in its own right perform many of the functions undertaken by the Association on a national basis; thus increasing bureaucracy and reducing the cost effectiveness of the Service overall. The operational arm of ACPO performs a critical co-ordinating role for the Service in times of international and national crises ensuring the efficient, timely and effective deployment of skilled personnel when required.”

    Yours sincerely

    T Mahony
    Freedom of Information Disclosure Officer

    To; Mr Ugly
    By; Email
  11. I argee. But where do we bug out to. Is there a nation out there with some morals?
  12. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Zimbabwe perhaps, at least its starting to come out of the darkness now!
    I suspect we will follow them into hyper inflation soon!
  13. Jesus fukking wept.
    How long are we going to have to put up with corruption on this scale?
  14. Its not so much the money ACPO makes that bugs me, but the fact that they are able to dream up rules and regulations to be applied to the general public - without any lawful authority at all.