View Full Version : police job is not a happy one

Keith Tindell
30th January 2013, 09:37 AM
I despair, it has just been announced that the British police force is considering recruiting university graduates, senior business people etc, and after 15 months training will be in the rank of Superintendent !!!!. So it takes a police recruit as a constable, longer to get to top pay as a constable, than these people to become Superintendent!! . In the MN the apprentice was given a lot of crap jobs, for a very good reason, he could relate to the jobs of everyone else. How would these bloody idiots feel if the surgeon about to operate on them, had been fast tracked and had been trained for 15 months?. I despair because the country is run by school boys, and it looks like the police force will go the same way. KT

30th January 2013, 10:00 AM
I think the old two years on the beat was a brilliant system , they knew their job by walking it , now wave a degree and teh world is yours ,

Captain Kong
30th January 2013, 10:32 AM
They said they are going to recruit Chief Constables from Overseas. This Gov. is getting dafter every day, every day some thing more dafter comes out of Downing Street.
Cameron should be in a Circus, he is a Clown.
The best Chief of Police were in Buenos Aires, We got beat up for nothing, thrown in gaol, all our money ,cigs, lighters , watches stolen. and then wash the arses of the Horses in the Police Stables at 5.30 am, after a mug of water. Then sweep the big Avenida, wearing a bright yellow smock. with all the Argies laughing at us.
I am sure that would stop a lot of Crime.

John Pruden
30th January 2013, 10:33 AM
do we actually pay people to think thees things up i know the cops are getting younger but with age comes experience how much respect would we have given a 20 year old captain who can tick all the boxes?jp

happy daze john in oz
31st January 2013, 05:39 AM
There was a plan couple of years ago, now abandoned, to take the training of police out of the academy and into the universities for up to three years. They did it with the nurses back in 1985 and we are suffering for it now. But we have had a couple of Britis police here in senior positions so it may be a global thing.

31st January 2013, 11:22 AM
We have a Police Commissioner in W.A. who is I believe ex British police, but has been out here for years and is totally conversant with our police system. However as politics always comes into it with the likes of a Commissioner, he does get the occassional feral accusation by the usual misinformed press. I beleive he has been in most ranks and have been at some of his talks. He is down to earth and is quite often on the beat with his men so to speak. He is a hands on policeman and I have a high regard for him. Think the UK lost a good member of the force many years ago. I would not like a police officers job, and think the good ones are worth holding onto. As regards degrees and fast tracking to me is an insane idea and belongs in the waste paper basket along with a few of their so called degrees. This they call modern society ???? John Sabourn

31st January 2013, 11:32 AM
Its a pity they couldnt fast track some more of our great ship builders and engineers of years ago and the industrys they threw away. Would take longer to train a carpenter joiner or bricklayer than to train a police superintendant, sounds a bit out of order to me. Cheers John Sabourn

Keith at Tregenna
31st January 2013, 01:28 PM
Was a time with the Bobby on the beat, a clip on the ear and knowing they could fit you up faster than Burton's if you did not toe the line, was enough to keep most on the straight and narrow. A shout for help, could bring a couple of coppers and help really quick. Now, we still cannot do without them, but apart from seeing the odd flashing lights and hearing a siren, rarely see a policeman around here. Started wearing a watch again years back and have had to get a sat nav, cos there was no constable about to ask the time or ask directions.


Kevin Mercer
31st January 2013, 02:02 PM
It's all a sympton of our general decline in standards. The lunatics are running the asylum. A recent advert I saw " train to become a professional plumber, 70 day course"
Who would be a policeman anyway these days?, PC and race laws make the job impossible. I saw two young police women ( girls to me! LOL) trying to apprehend a drunk girl in Clitheroe a few months back, she simply broke away from them and ran off. The WPCs looked about six stone, pony tails and glasses and about four foot six. I said to the wife at the time " if they are the new police force, God help us"
Despair is the word Keith.

Keith at Tregenna
1st February 2013, 02:29 AM
The only big boobs in the Sweeney, the1970s British television police drama were errors and mistakes. Focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from Sweeney Todd, which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad".

The only Lumpy jumpers in uniform to a large extent then were in the Royal Navy.

Though the police in The Sweeney were far removed from the cosy BBC world, any one remember Dixon of Dock Green, or even from the BBC's slightly more realistic Z-Cars ?


happy daze john in oz
1st February 2013, 04:05 AM
Kevin mate you have to understand that standards are what us more mature members of society remember, today we are led by politicians who think stadards were once a car model and have nothing to do with real life.

Robert T. Bush
1st February 2013, 08:17 PM

For big boobs here u must go to Hooter's a local chain eatery where the waitresses wear minis and tight jumpers.

Received a large envelope yesterday asking for help, financial of course, for the National Association of Deputy Sherriffs. It will not be answered. These gentlemen are well paid with large pensions. They live better than I do.

John Pruden
1st February 2013, 08:21 PM
thees young wannabe cops are nothing more than extra traffic wardens?jp

Keith at Tregenna
1st February 2013, 08:30 PM
I went to a topless bar in Tenerife, it truly did not have a roof. On the way back to the hotel approached a police car to ask for directions, he unwound the car window, stuck a gun next to my ear, listened, took away the gun: pointed "That Way" Thought there and then how wonderful our Policemen are at home and hoped I had packed enough underwear. K.