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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Carry On Sergeant

The Police Federation are meeting. A delegate, who represents sergeants, is reported thus:-

A senior police official has told officers that government ministers "hate the police service".

John Giblin also said the government wanted to "destroy" the service "in order to rebuild it again, but in their image".

What a stupid and juvenile remark. If you want to be taken seriously, Sergeant, you need to do better than this. Okay, you got your headline, and your name in the papers, but you will have embarrassed many grown-up officers.

Just have another think officer - do you really, in whatever passes for your brain, believe that ministers "hate the police"?