Knife- Carrying Down

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by WalterWarry, Dec 11, 2008.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Another success story for Gordon. Not quite saving the World but........every little helps.
  2. Thats because they are all carrying guns and they dont go on the same target sheet.
  3. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    This is a police initiative to target specific people and locations over a set period of time. They do not have the time or resources to keep this initiative running indefinitely.
  4. Maybe they should go to school, then college, then get decent jobs outside the "hood". These savages go on about respect all the time but they nothing of respect. They know only hate, fear and envy. Self-respect is more important than their pseudo Respec' that means nothing. Absolute scum - I hate them.

    Sorry for sitting on the fence.
  5. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Damn! I thought it was about a 'speshul' school kid with a knife.

    But, taking Mr D's point; when I were a plod, we put bobbies out on every beat in the city, on foot and had sector and area cars out too. Booking in a prisoner took a short amount of time, and they were dealt with toward the end of shift, when next relief was about to come on. Pain, but it meant that area coverage was maintained, and though the bean counters always say that one can't quantify preventative policing, it seemed to work.
    Having a bobby who knew his area, knew the people and who was likely to be naughty really did keep the problems down. Now there are 'beat managers'. When are we going to realise that policing is not a corporate industry, not a multi-national company and should not be run for the benefit of that company, but for the safety and well-being of the 'shareholders' You and I.
  6. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    When we get someone with common sense in charge.

    2030 (not hours) at the earliest.
  7. elovabloke

    elovabloke LE Moderator

    Came about because of the introduction 10 years ago of TRUE community policing. They achieved it by recruiting a further 10,000 (proper) police into the NYPD.

    We introduce community funnies at a reduced salary and wonder why they cannot/will not get stuck in.
  8. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    That's us buggered.
  10. how is the establishment for a police force / district worked out? is it on population size or crime trends in that area? both of those would appear reactive?
  11. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Originally it was per capita for the area, and crime trends didn't affect the establishment.
    All forces (sorry, services, or branches) have seen huge increases in the last 20 years, but -and this is not a dig at the foot soldiers - the 'management boards' and other very diverse specialist units have eaten up the increase, and like all public bodies, such as NHS, Care and social work etc, the pyramid has become top heavy. To try to clarify what I mean, when local authorities, NHs or such like complain about lack of resources, and have been financially capped, it's always the basic services that get cut. Never the management. Binmen, street sweepers, road menders, nurses, carers all are reduced, but administration and management seem to grow.
  12. Longlenny

    Longlenny War Hero Book Reviewer

    What hasn't been stated is that Paddick reported that knife injuries turning up at A & E Depts at hospital were on the increase. Does that mean the figures are being massaged. Surely not???
  13. I thought it was about an obscure ground feature on Salisbury Plain.