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Winter Time….

Written by RSS Poster Insp Winter on the 13th September 2011 at 9:30 - Posted in Police Blogs

Turns out I’m not going to be the new Commissioner of the Metropolis after all… Writing the letter asking to leave the job was one of the hardest things I think I’ve ever done, I sat there at my desk thinking about everything that had happened to me in my service, the good times and the bad, I think there were more good than bad really. Being at the scene of so many memorable events, getting to do things that most people would never even think about. I included some short anecdotes...
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The Blair Gibbs Project

Written by RSS Poster Insp Winter on the 05th September 2011 at 16:02 - Posted in Police Blogs

The BBC seem to be giving one of my comedy heroes Blair Gibbs some media attention. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14780735 “Officers should wear uniforms on their way to and from work to increase police visibility and help reassure the public, a think tank has suggested. The right-leaning Policy Exchange said in London that would equate to having an extra 1,200 officers on the streets.” Perhaps in an alternate reality this is a good idea. Earlier in the week I tweeted that I was no...
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The Blair Gibbs Project

Written by RSS Poster Insp Winter on the 05th September 2011 at 6:21 - Posted in Police Blogs

The BBC seem to be giving one of my comedy heroes Blair Gibbs some media attention http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14780735 “Officers should wear uniforms on their way to and from work to increase police visibility and help reassure the public, a think tank has suggested.   The right-leaning Policy Exchange said in London that would equate to having an extra 1,200 officers on the streets.” Now I am sure in some world this is a good idea. Earlier in the week I tweeted that I was no...
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Thank you!

Written by RSS Poster Insp Winter on the 13th August 2011 at 16:22 - Posted in Police Blogs

It’s hard to return home, to go back to some level of normality. How does one decompress after experiencing things like the last week? I really have no idea, some on my team have voiced the same opinion, others are thinking the same but are keeping it the Q word (I still dare not say it…) I know this because I know them well, I’ve been living in such close quarters with them for days now, I couldn’t tell you how many days because I have to keep asking people what day it is!...
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Tottenham, Enfield, Brixton. Polcing and Public (dis)order.

Written by RSS Poster Insp Winter on the 08th August 2011 at 12:53 - Posted in Police Blogs

“Look out it’s the TSG”, this screamed by a youth clad head to toe in black, while wearing his face mask. So I quickly check behind me, having been on the wrong end of a TSG baton charge before while deployed in plain clothes as a spotter I have no desire to feel the pain again. But there is nobody there but a couple more of my officers, oh it’s us, this young lad thinks we’re the TSG! Working on a specialist unit means people do not normally mistake me for the TSG,...
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