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Three types of Police Officer.

I am mightly aware that I have no fondness for the Police. I am completely biased. Probably something to do with them f^&*ing up my life, then hiding when being challenged, arrogant in their presentation to me and showing very little intellect (on the last point,  I might be considered an academic snob). Regardless to my bias and foibles, there does need to be a little 'holier than thou' in the Police actions to keep the public on board. 

There has been a recent 'closed session' diciplinery hearing, held here in Devon, with the Chief Constable being fully involved. This resulted from  a Police Officer's action as they were involved in a motor crash whilst being well over the acceptible drink drive limits . The incident occured in 2015 and has only recently come to light. The officer was convicted by a court.

At a time when motor insurance companies want squeaky clean licences and are certainly not tolerant of 'drunk drivers', it seems ironic to any 'drink drive' campaigns that the officer was let off with a 'final warning' and is keeping his job.  I once worked for a major motor training organisation and was associated with several others professional driving businesses. Their approach was simple; 'If you get any points on your licence,  then you will be collecting your P45 the following day!'.

Most of us have come to accept Police cars passing us on dual carriageways doing wreckless speeds, without there being indication that they are attending an emergency, with little compliance to the 'Highway Code'or speed limits. It now seems we are having to accept that some of them might be 'pissed out of the brains', as well!

"Needs officers who can shot guns and drive high speed vehicles" . . . . (added on the 11 August 2017).

Devon & Cornwall Police must be delighted that an officer is not only displaying his skills, but has posted them on a twitter feed in the form of a video, showing how to drive at 140 mph. BBC Report. The true example setter was on a roll, attending a report of a break in to a scrap yard and no doubt wanted to show the world how 'clever' he is.

It was commonly thought (if rumour is to believed)  that there was a 'M5 Police Road Speed' competition to see which officer could get from Exeter to Bristol in the quickest time  using the motorway high speed vehicles. If this activity still exists, then maybe he was on a practice run and needed this as a public reference to his abilities, looking ultimately to join the motorway patrol. 

The BBC report shows an element of acceptance and arrogance to the Police encouraging 'Joe Public' to follow suit. The article states that  'Sgt Harry Tangye posted the video, which he said was taken while responding to reports of a break in. It's drawn criticism, with some people saying the video should never have been tweeted. But others have said that police officers are highly trained and should not be told how to do their jobs.' Maybe some officers need retraining on probity and public confidence, instead of craving attention.

 

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This is where we are at.

"Some professionals wear their heart on their sleeve, police officers wear their truncheon in their hand . . ."

A criminal defence solicitor talking about the culture of modern police forces.

Says it all, really!

 

This is a personal website. Opinions expressed are from my own experience. Data is supported by written evidence. This site has been a cathartic exercise to recondition my thoughts away from ending my life. Throughout, there is no intention to defame or cause any harm to another person. There is, however, an eagerness by me to share my story and life with others, letting the public know what is happening under their noses, allowing them to judge me with all the information.