A UK Police Officers blog, hopefully helping to explain why we do what we do and why the Police do things a certain way. There's probably going to be a bit of moaning and ranting but hopefully not too much!!
Monday, 15 December 2008
Computer Says No
For some reason I can't log into my blog site (although I can get onto Blogger?!?!) through my laptop so I'm using a funky iPhone which has now convinced me to get one. When I can figure out what's going on I'll put another post on!
All the thoughts and opinions in this blog are mine and do not seek to represent the official position of any Police Force/Constabulary or Service in the UK. Most of the opinions are going to be in contrast to official policy anyway but that is because I say things as I see them and believe that there must be better ways of us being able to do our job more effectively to the benefit of normal law abiding folk and to the severe detriment of criminals. If you’re reading this then you haven’t paid for a service so if you don’t like what you see then feel free to go somewhere else. I write about things I want to write about and the posts are long because I like them that way. The comments are from other readers who wish to comment on what I have written or offer their own opinion and as such I accept no personal responsibility for what they put.
Everything on this blog is Copyright, if you wish to use any of it then please ask me first, thanks!
Love catching criminals, public order, offroad biking and surfing. Hate sitting in an office whilst the airwave is going nuts, being spat at, seeing crims get pathetic sentences. Also getting bored of being told my family should die of cancer.
Not the biggest fan of clowns or of people who subscribe to the belief that rank equals knowledge. Which it doesn't.
As described in my first post, this should be required reading for every Police officer in the UK
Then buy - Perverting the Course of Justice
235 pages of honesty, send one to your MP
Glossary of terms and jobspeak
ABH - Actual bodily harm, level of injury beyond reddening of skin ie heavy bruising/minor bleeding
ACPO - Association of Chief Police Officers
ADVOKATE - Acronym for statement taking, Amount of time the suspect was seen, Distance, Visibility, Obstructions, Known or seen before, Any reason for remembering, Time elapsed, Errors in description/recall
Airwave - Tetra Airwave radio system used by emergency services
Ambo - slang for Ambulance crew/vehicle
Amphet/Amphetamine - Class A prohibited drug
ANPR - Automatic Number Plate Recognition system
Area Car - more powerful response and pursuit vehicle, primary response unit
ARV - Armed Response Vehicle (can be CO19 or DPG)
ASNT - Area searched, no trace (radio result)
ASP - expandable baton
ASU - Air Support Unit
ATS - Automated traffic signal, traffic lights
beltkit - duty utility belt for carrying equipment
BINGO - Bollocks I'm Not Getting Out. specific seat on a carrier
Blue light run - a fast response call
Blues and twos - blue lights and sirens on emergency vehicles
brown - slang for Heroin
C3PO - nickname for Police community support officers
CAD - Computer Aided Dispatch system
carrier - slang for Police Support Unit transport carrier