Met Commissioner knicking Scrotes

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3 years in the job and only one arrest, tut tut.

Sir Bernard did good, well done that man.

Hope he ensures the arrest paperwork is in order.
 

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#4
Hmmm. Met plod and there is no mention of the 'perp' slipping and hitting his head off door/windows/stairs etc.

Standards must be slipping.
 
#5
At least he had the guts to admit he had been slacking!

From the BBC
After the pursuit and arrest in Tottenham earlier, the commissioner said: "The important thing for today, at least for me, is that I have made an arrest at every rank as a police officer, so as chief constable at Merseyside, but never as commissioner, and I have been here three years.
"That's very slack, it's a disgrace, but today we have put it right."
 
#8
I seriously think that if senior officers pulled their arrse's out of their comfy offices and showed their faces on shift ocassionally they would:

1. Better understand the job they are nowadays asking the rank and file to do, and
2. Receive some respect through the kudos of actually doing the job once in a while rather than simply being a bean counter.
 
#9
^ That would be true of just about any profession nowadays, particularly those requiring specialist skills and / or knowledge. Where the plan falls down of course is that most managers are either accountants or HR and have never done the frontline job and thus don't have the knowledge or skills.

Or any knowledge or skills at all it would seem.

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If there is one thing that typifies modern management approach to those that keep their collectives arses out of the fire it is the fact that frontline staff are now a "resource" not a person. Like a lot of people I used to be payed by the pay office, have my pension administered by the pension office and have all the other bits of admin done by the personnel department - they did things for me. Now HR "look after" it all and I am a resource, expected to work for them filling out forms and using 6 different computer pages and 2 separate sets of log in details just to get my monthly pay statement when I've got my hands full doing the job I'm actually supposed to be doing.

And so on.

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If there is one thing that typifies modern management approach to those that keep their collectives arses out of the fire it is the fact that frontline staff are now a "resource" not a person. Like a lot of people I used to be payed by the pay office, have my pension administered by the pension office and have all the other bits of admin done by the personnel department - they did things for me. Now HR "look after" it all and I am a resource, expected to work for them filling out forms and using 6 different computer pages and 2 separate sets of log in details just to get my monthly pay statement when I've got my hands full doing the job I'm actually supposed to be doing.

And so on.

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That's classic of a large company keeping its headline costs down. Getting employees to fill in umpteen computer forms rather than HR doing it allows the HR headcount to be reduced. This in turn allows the CEO to trumpet how lean and mean the company is, while ignoring the fact that the productivity of the workers at the coal face has fallen because the people that do stuff are now spending 2% of their time filling in HR forms, surveys, etc.

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And how!
 
#12
^ That would be true of just about any profession nowadays, particularly those requiring specialist skills and / or knowledge. Where the plan falls down of course is that most managers are either accountants or HR and have never done the frontline job and thus don't have the knowledge or skills.

Or any knowledge or skills at all it would seem.

Rant Switch ON

If there is one thing that typifies modern management approach to those that keep their collectives arses out of the fire it is the fact that frontline staff are now a "resource" not a person. Like a lot of people I used to be payed by the pay office, have my pension administered by the pension office and have all the other bits of admin done by the personnel department - they did things for me. Now HR "look after" it all and I am a resource, expected to work for them filling out forms and using 6 different computer pages and 2 separate sets of log in details just to get my monthly pay statement when I've got my hands full doing the job I'm actually supposed to be doing.

And so on.

Rant Switch to STANDBY.
Paid not Payed.

And you wonder why they don't treat you as a human being ? :)
 
#13
Productive tits function.

And stupidity.

Lots if love, 217965. :)
 
#14
When I heard the news it said something along the lines of 'Met commisioner breaks off interview...'
I presumed he was having a hissy fit. How nice to be wrong.
 
#16
I seriously think that if senior officers pulled their arrse's out of their comfy offices and showed their faces on shift ocassionally they would:

1. Better understand the job they are nowadays asking the rank and file to do, and
2. Receive some respect through the kudos of actually doing the job once in a while rather than simply being a bean counter.
That is exactly what the former GMP Chief Constable James Anderton used to do on a regular basis.
He even had a special 'custodian' helmet made up to compliment his rank.
Sometimes he would go out on the beat with a PC during his dinner break and his arrest tally as Chief Constable was quite respectable.

Anderton was regarded as an odd man and an even odder Chief Constable.

My perception is that Manchester was a much safer place when he was in charge.
 
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That is exactly what the former GMP Chief Constable James Anderton used to do on a regular basis.
He even had a special 'custodian' helmet made up to compliment his rank.
Sometimes he would go out on the beat with a PC during his dinner break and his arrest tally as Chief Constable was quite respectable.

Anderton was regarded as an odd man and an even odder Chief Constable.

My perception is that Manchester was a much safer place when he was in charge.
I somehow think that John Stalker might take a different view.
 
#19
Ken Newman when CC of the RUC spent most Friday evenings on mobile patrol in Belfast, he would show up and take whatever position detailed to him ,it may have been observer or in the back of a Land Rover with a Sterling. Just one of the reasons he was so popular.
 
#20
As soon as they reach Chief Inspector and get a more or less admin job away from shifts and day to day police work they start to become politicians rather than being Bobby's. Some of the fast-track crowd reaching Sgt within 3 years, Insp in 4 to 5 and potentially ChInsp in 6 to 8 and then spendin the next 25 years telling all and sundry how to do a job where in reality they have almost no experience.

It is truly refreshing when you see an admin based politician regularly keeping hands on and going out on the street, the blokes love it, it builds respect and it lets the "helicopter managers" actually touch down in reality once in a while so that they can formulate realistic policies.
 
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