Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
THE MET SEEKS DIRECT ENTRY DETECTIVES
Police forces throughout the country were quick to capitalise on the availability of lowly educated and low waged assistants commonly known as Police Community Support Officers who have no power of arrest but according to the propaganda provide a uniform on the street. That that uniform should be of a warranted police officer was overlooked. As is their wont it`s the Met Police pressing ahead of the queue in attempting to cover up the lack of qualified personnel insofar as its shortage of detectives has led it to seek new entrants directly who would not serve the usual "apprenticeship" in fact if not in name through service as a beat constable for two years. Quite how such an innovation will go down with the rank and file of police officers is not within my compass. However I doubt it will be with open welcome arms as I doubt such incomers will be able to be considered on a par with those achieving detective positions through traditional methods.