I’m surprised it’s taken so long. I’m sure those of us within the police have been suffering an ever-increasing circle of management introducing language which comes straight out of their posterior orifices for at least 10 years. It happened around the time that someone thought it was a good idea to try & run the police like a division of the Ford Motor Company.
It’s difficult to give some of the really grat examples, because I don’t know whether some of them just apply to my force & which ones are national, so I had a quick scan through some adverts for jobs in the police & came up with a few.
"…we’re at the forefront of work place modernisation & citizen focus…"
"…Business Change Manager … managing a portfolio of projects within the Business Preparation and Implementation Strand….guidance to a range of stakeholders…"
"…intensifying our total war on crime…"
…part of our bold blueprint for continued success…"
"…deliver a sustainable change in the way which the county is policed…"
"…provide multi-agency command band training influencing and participating across a broad spectrum of agencies…"
"…staff officer to the chief people officer…"
"…our force moves towards a model for policing that will deliver a programmed, flexible and efficient, localised policing service which puts the community at its heart…"
"…deliver a sustainable step-change in the way in which the county is policed…"
and the last one for now, "…we welcome applications from all candidates, including those from minority ethnic groups & women…" and there’s me thinking all applicants meant white men only.