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The Policing Family……

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 06th March 2014 at 17:51 - Posted in Police Blogs

I haven’t blogged for a while, the reason being that I have been ill and have been off work for a while.  It has got me thinking about the policing family and just what happens when you are not at work. I have been fortunate in that since I have been off I have had colleagues that are also friends visit me.  What about the rest? Nothing. For all the hoops we jump through from day to day trying to make everything so smooth and keep the cogs turning, when you are no longer in the ‘loop’...
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Coloured Dreams

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 08th October 2013 at 0:45 - Posted in Police Blogs

A Poem written for me by @CaerIbormeith Beautiful. “This very pleasant tweeter asked me to write a poem for her. She likes photography, art and music. She is driven by a desire to help others and to make a difference, but I think, not just at work. I have never met her, but from a glimpse, these are the words, from me, about her”: Coloured Dreams Blurred focus Tuneless words Abstract, subtract From me Re-focus, re-tune Collect, gather, see beauty Project light Imagine Chase dreams Relentlessly Whilst...
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Simples…. Cautions to be scrapped. At last.

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 04th October 2013 at 4:40 - Posted in Police Blogs

So it was announced by Chris Grayling that simple cautions for serious offences are to be scrapped. Hallelujah! Didn’t it occur to anyone that a simple caution for serious offences was damn right ludicrous ? Who on earth in their right kind figured that a ‘slap on the wrist’ for someone who had committed serious devastating offences was okay? Well the government I guess. Was this a way of saving money and not having to put them through an expensive judicial system and, oh heaven...
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Drunk Tanks? No thanks??

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 26th September 2013 at 20:25 - Posted in Police Blogs

Northamptonshire Chief Constable, Adrian Lee, who is the national lead on alcohol harm has suggested that we should no longer be responsible for taking drunks off the streets and providing them with a cell to sleep off the alcohol. He is suggesting that private companies could run ‘drunk tanks’ or DT’s.  I am sure that some people agree and will be rubbing their hands together as we speak as they put business plans together for their own drunk tanks.  How would they profit from...
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Substandard? Not just case files……

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 04th June 2013 at 11:37 - Posted in Police Blogs

The HMIC has stated that most case files submitted for court are substandard.  They inspected 40 files and only 3 were adequately summarised.  Apparently officers ‘do not fully understand their role in taking cases to court’. The report is calling for an ‘urgent review’ of police training in legal procedures and that training would help ‘streamline’ the justice system. Training as a whole has changed since the days of training schools and training is done ‘in...
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It isn’t even about Political Correctness…. it’s just wrong.

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 17th May 2013 at 20:57 - Posted in Police Blogs

I read with interest at the employment tribunal between the Metropolitan Police and ex DC Kevin Maxwell.  In an interview in the Guardian, Maxwell talks about the abuse he received from his colleagues relating to his race and sexuality. He is a black gay male who was dismissed for gross misconduct in December 2012 after he went off sick with depression having been the victim of both racial and homophobic bullying in the workplace.   He won his first employment tribunal in February 2012.  The...
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GPS for dementia patients…. Right or wrong?

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 02nd May 2013 at 2:19 - Posted in Police Blogs

Sussex Police have purchased six GPS devices to assist with helping track missing persons with dementia. This has mixed reviews. The National Pensioners Convention described the introduction of the devices as “barbaric” and suggested people could be stigmatised and made to feel like criminals. Dot Gibson, the pensioners convention general secretary, said: “I think they should withdraw it straight away. Trying to equate somebody who has committed a criminal act with somebody who...
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Crime prevention IS the answer – no catching criminals now…..

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 30th April 2013 at 0:51 - Posted in Police Blogs

The primary role of the police is to prevent crime, not catch criminals, Tom Winsor, the chief inspector of constabulary for England and Wales has said.  Tom Winsor said focusing on would-be offenders, likely victims and potential crime hotspots would save taxpayers’ money and keep more people safe.  But “primitive” technology is limiting officers’ ability to do that, he added.  The Police Federation said budget cuts and a focus on targets had left forces less time for...
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The right to remain silent……….

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 18th April 2013 at 18:24 - Posted in Police Blogs

There has been concern expressed at the arrests of those who were involved in the ‘whistle blowing’ of the expenditure of the Cumbrian PCC who had chauffeur driven Mercs to take him to functions,  Mr Richard Rhodes had two trips at £700.  This was for his ‘personal safety’ allegedly.  Two Cumbrian Police staff were arrested, and a third outside of the job was also arrested. We are encouraged to be ‘whistle blowing’ but not if you work for the Police? Why should...
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The final quarter review. Jan 13 – March 13.

Written by RSS Poster InspJulietBravo on the 18th April 2013 at 14:58 - Posted in Police Blogs

The Met saw criticism for ‘massaging’ crime figures for sexual assault.  Crime Figures have always been a hot potato and you know as well as I do, that certain crimes can be deemed as priority, volume or whatever, and it has been a widespread practice to ‘massage’, but there is a big difference between massaging and falsifying reports. The Police then saw a backlash in to the failings of police investigations relating to Jimmy Savile. There were reports as early as 1963...
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