I’ve heard similar from “oul hands” as to how we should be doing things. I’ve responded that regardless of how long ago they policed, had they the same management then that we have now they’d be cracking on exactly the same way the current peelers are. Ironically those senior management making the big decisions are, in the main, former RUC peers and colleagues of the old farts doing all the gurning about “new breed peelers”. We’re getting enough guff from all sides at present so not really inclined to take condescension from some piss stained oul fella who spent the bulk of his 30 years scratching about in Bangor enquiry office. Or indeed warming his Bushmills soaked arse in a comms room for most of his career thanks all the same. All the while claiming a good wedge from built in OT, housing allowance, compensatory grant etc.This appeared in a group I am in with several retired cops earlier -
And it came to pass that the Philistines took to the streets and smashed the graven images. And the polis said to their leaders, Let Us Go Amongst Them and Give Them the Jail. But the leaders said No, Rock Not the Boat.
And the word went out to bring back the retired officers of long ago who gave not a **** about the polis leaders.
And the word went out to search high and low among the pubs and the booling clubs, to leave their Tesco shopping trolleys and get back into uniform whence they had come, for the young polis said unto them, We Have Listened to Your Shite About What You Would Have Done 30 Years Ago, Now Put Up or Shut Up.
And they gathered together, the lame and the blind and the halt, the sore of back and the gammy of leg, and went to sort out the Philistines.
And the Philistines laughed when saw their white hair, crying out **** Off You Old Bastards. And the old bastards drew their sticks and delivered the Philistines a series of dull wans which made them run like ****, and there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land of the Philistines for most of them got the jail and were seen not again.
And the young polis said among themselves, These Guys Are Truly The Dogs Balls and they too gave the Philistines a severe doing.
And the old polis went back to their booling clubs, armed with more good stories to bore the arse off everyone, and all lived happily ever after.
Except the Philistines of course.