June 24th, 2006

The State of Police Blogs

Posted in Blogging by 200

I don’t know if this is a sign of a decreasing interest in police blogs or just a lack of interest by police bloggers but I’ve noticed during my usual rounds recently that quite a few seem to be falling by the wayside.

I have no idea whether it’s simply a case of the bloggers losing interest or not having sufficient time to keep them up to date – anyone who runs one knows how difficult it is sometimes to find time to make an entry – or if the threat of being caught really is putting people off.

The following blogs seem to be currently AWOL:

Lights, Sirens Action – no entry since 18/5/06

The Cynical Policeman – no entry since 22/4/06

Officer Blog – no entry since 18/5/06

Policing in Scotland – no entry since 8/4/06

Another Secret Policeman – no entry since 7/2/06

Blog of Blogs – no entry since 19/5/06

Cough the Lot – no entry since 16/5/06

World Weary Detective – finished 3/3/06

Another Day in the Office – no entry since 15/2/06

A Fair Cop – no entry since 30/4/06

Having said that, it’s nice to see one or two new bloggers on the scene. Two I haven’t noticed before are:

The Law is a Donkey and

You couldn’t make this up – a blog by a Police Inspector (would you believe!)

If you know of any others, let me know and I’ll link to them.


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  1. John Silver says:


    I am back!

    Gotta have some A/L sometime. I sympathise with the bloggers out there whom are either too busy or too run down to be able to leave entries.

    Stay safe all


    June 24th, 2006 at 18:36

  2. Another Constable says:

    Are you sure your feeds software (if you use any) is working correctly? Another Secret Policeman has plenty of recent posts…

    If you check out my blog (not touting for business honest) you will see plenty more police blogs in my sidebar. :-)

    June 24th, 2006 at 19:48

  3. Paul says:

    You have missed out the obvious reason. Suppression. “Cough the Lot” is suspended for his blogging I believe.

    I think the Police blogs (inc. yours) are excellent. They are however “off message” (i.e. the PR dept doesn’t like them), even though they are clearly pretty close to the reality of Policing (and the PR spin isn’t).

    PR departments don’t like it. The idiots who run the Police and the Government believe, apparently, that if they can just shut the real coppers up from telling it like it is the population will believe our Police Service is absolutely brilliant and faultless. The “Service” (not the Polce Officers themselves) is IMO rubbish, largely IMO because real Police Officers have little or no input into it.

    There exist people who monitor the web (sites like this) purely for PR reasons. I had several personal emails from the head of the PR department at our local hospital regarding (pretty harmless) comments on a message board. They appear to have nothing better to do. Another board I frequent is also frequented by many Police Officers; some of whom have been warned, one of whom has had action taken against him. None of them have written anything remotely critical. They just don’t spin the spin.

    June 25th, 2006 at 09:15

  4. 200 says:

    I did mention the threat of being caught as one reason for the decline of some sites.
    I see that the Cough the Lot website is currently down…how sad.

    June 26th, 2006 at 20:29

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