July 22nd, 2006

Sharp End Resurfaces

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

Sharp End Magazine It seems my earlier story about the possible demise of job magazine “The Sharp End” was a little premature.

I had to pop into HQ last week to sort out some uniform and what did I spy on a table near the canteen but a pile of issue 16. The last issue I saw was issue 13 so I don’t know what happened to 14 & 15, they certainly didn’t make it to any police station I’ve visited in the last 3 months.

For anyone who doesn’t know The Sharp End is published by an independant company under guidance & funding of the Home Office. It has a mix of news and articles of supposed interest to us folk at the sharp end. However, many people see it as yet another propaganda tool of those who make the decisions which affect us, much as internal force newspapers/magazines do the same.

One good thing about The Sharp End is that it doesn’t contain any advertisments and is therefore paid for by…. the tax-payer.

You could argue that with Police, Police Review, Police Life, Police Guardian and that other glossy magazine for police managers whose title I can’t recall, we already have sufficient toilet paper in the nicks of this great nation.

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3 comments

  1. Natalie says:

    Dearest 200 Weeks

    Thank you so much for posting this front cover of The Shapr End. I have just resurrected my old police blog I wrote through Hendon and beyond and I was looking on the web to see if I could find this particular front cover as I, rather embarassingly, am the female officer at the forefront!

    It made me chuckle and allowed me to humiliate myself further by posting it. Thanks and nice blog! Good luck, not long to go now presumably.

    March 21st, 2008 at 11:02

  2. Debbie Baines says:

    PLEASE WOULD YOU SEND A FREE SUBSCRIPTION COPY A THE SHARP END TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:

    10 BURNABY STREET
    BARROW-IN-FURNESS
    CUMBRIA
    LA14 2QD

    December 31st, 2009 at 01:11

  3. 200 says:

    Debbie,

    No.

    The Sharp Ebd doesn;t exist anymore & anyway, I have nothing to do with it’s publication or circulation, it was a government sponsored magazine which ran for a couple of years & then ceased to be.

    December 31st, 2009 at 07:19

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