September 26th, 2007

Some People

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

What is it about someone who grows up wanting to be a police officer, passes all the hoops and jumps to get appointed, does their probation and after two years’ service applies to come off the street into the control room? 

PC Andrews is one such officer. I don’t get him. Why would you do that? He hasn’t begun to learn his craft yet. His experience level is minimal, he hasn’t been trusted to do much stuff on his own for much more than a year, if that. He’s young, very young. I’m surprised his mother lets him do nights. I saw him on shift tonight (he works opposite shifts to me) and I swear he looked like he has to get up for a paper round in the morning. 

I suppose the clue comes with his reputation. Apparently, he was bloody useless &  a liability out on shift. Rather than tell the bloke he’s not suited to the job & maybe he should find a different source of income, they move him to the control room.

He’s no longer bloody useless & a liability on the street; he’s useless & a bloody liability in the control room. The management find it easier to put up with it & move them from one place to the next until the next shift get fed up with him, easier than jumping through the hoops they created themselves in order to sack him, for being bloody useless.

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  1. alison says:

    I’m one of those people that has always wanted to join the police- I’ll hopefully be at that stage in a couple of years. I worry and dread that I will end up in an office.

    September 26th, 2007 at 20:52

  2. Reactively Proactive says:

    And there was me feeling bad that I’m leaving my team and moving to CID for a few months at the DI’s request!
    I guess PC Andrews parents have always liked the idea of him being a big grown up policeman/boy and don’t really care what he actually does day to day. Bet he’s a mummy’s boy.

    September 28th, 2007 at 01:21

  3. Vicki says:

    I know an officer just like that. He looks about 16 and he gives all his money to his parents with whom he lives. He was once there when I got assaulted in custody and I went livid when I read these words in his IRB ‘I TRIED TO PULL THE MAN OF PC **** BUT HE WAS TOO STRONG AND SO I LET GO’.
    He is now in the control room and I am glad I don’t have to see him any more.
    It’s funny you’ve called this person PC ANDREWS, the bloke I know has a similar first name, but there you go!

    October 11th, 2007 at 15:56

  4. whichendbites says:

    You learn the job out on the streets, not sat on your arse inside.
    Call him the eternal light……..because he never goes out.

    October 24th, 2007 at 22:42

  5. JoeyP123 says:

    He’ll be fast track promoted and will end up as an assistant chief officer of police (or worse).

    October 27th, 2007 at 04:16

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