The loud thump you heard was the sound of me jumping on to a bandwagon.
There, I've done it now.
There is nothing new in Police blogs - certainly not in the UK, but with a few notable exceptions, most of the bloggers are PC's - or Police Constables, the starting rank for all Officers in the UK, and apart from inspector gadget and a long suffering fellow sergeant there don't seem to be many of us beyond PC level who are blogging. The reasons for this are varied no doubt.
But I don't care.
Anyhow, I've decided to start - and like most things Police related in the UK, I'll no doubt cover crime, diversity, the great British publicTM and all the other things that grind my gears...
So - first post - an anticlimax - apart from reviewing what others are posting on:
Shannon Matthews - (and the horrible sense of inevitability - it was always going to happen - somewhere and soon)
Knives - (war against sharp implements anyone?)
Police Standards of Behaviour (I love the last one... striaght from 1984 )
Community Payback for which, read this...
Free flip flops - (but what if we get sued for frostbite on little tootsies)
Baby P - (for which, I refer you to Nightjack's rule 4)
BNP... - - which caused me to chuckle looking at their list of hobbies and interests - I mean, when you look at the motley bunch of hucksters, snake oil merchants, self deluded egomaniacs, and downright idiots who are good enough to get into Parliament, regardless of their own personal beliefs, set against the party line - then think about the ones involved in politics at the regional and local council level - who does that leave for the BNP to recruit. The noise you hear is the sound of fingernails scraping the bottom of a filthy barrel.
the list goes on - I'll no doubt return to some of these topics when I'm calm enough to stop shouting at the telly...
Be safe out there.