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Essex Police Send Out Review Letters Before The Bank Holiday Weekend

Essex Police have sent out their review letters a day before the Bank Holiday weekend. This was a common tactic used by police forces to cause maximum distress and upset ...
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Learn From The Mistakes Of Others

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 – 1962) Here’s a question for you – Would you ...
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Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now? – The Police Pension Regulations 2015

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now? — The Clash The Government have now published their latest consultation document on the options available to officers who had their current ...
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GDPR and retention of medical records

Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” – Author Unknown Today, we are going to relay a story regarding the battle of ...
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Bad Law (Appeal For Justice)

Bad law, or a bad law, or bad laws may refer to: – A law that is oppressive – A law that causes injustice – Dumb laws, those laws which are particularly bizarre Appeal ...
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Chinese Parmesan

Aunty Sophia is a redoubtable woman and a very good cook. Ask her anything about food and she will have the answer, from how to make the perfect Eggs Benedict ...
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Surrey And Sussex Police Have A Candidate For File 13

“File 13” is a euphemism for the trash can or waste paper basket. Our attention has been drawn to a document entitled “Managing Police Officer and Police Staff Ill Health ...
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Staffordshire Police Should Stop Digging

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging — William Penn Adair Rogers (1879–1935) was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, ...
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Who can view your medical records?

Sometimes a complicated question has a simple answer — Dr Suess Question: “Who can view your medical records” Simple answer: “A doctor, a doctor, or a doctor”. Do we really ...
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The Devil Finds Work For Idle (Staffordshire) Hands

The devil finds work for idle hands — Henry David Thoreou We have it on good authority that our website is widely read not only by injured officers or those ...
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The Shortcomings Of Certain SMPs

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar –Abraham Lincoln In our previous blog we looked at some serious misconceptions which have been implanted in the ...
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Do SMPs Put Their Patients First?

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar — Abraham Lincoln In our previous blog we looked at some serious misconceptions which have been implanted in ...
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Virus found

The Wirz virus

Like computer viruses, successful mind viruses will tend to be hard for their victims to detect. If you are the victim of one, the chances are that you won’t know ...
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Northumbria Police Produce Guidance To SMPs

A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it. — Hesiod  (Greek poet, generally thought to ...
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Post Summer Update

Now that Summer is slowly grinding to an end and we will soon be reaching the start of Autumn, our thoughts turn to the start of a new charitable year, ...
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A Tale Of Two Forces

‘In my judgement, Mr Lock’s submission is correct . . . ‘ — Her Honour Judge Belcher We have two judicial review cases to report on. One resulted in a ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. We often associate the word ‘bedlam’ with raving madness ...
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Conflict Of Interest

“Conflict Of Interest” – A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the ...
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Collusion by Human Resources

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a Human Being? — Waldo Emerson Had the poet been around today, he might have mused over the influence of Human ...
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Annex C – The Legacy

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. — William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar A while ago, back in 2004, a civil servant, ...
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2018 – A Year of Progress, Growth and Achievement

This is the time when we look back over the past year and its events and achievements and forward to the New Year and the challenges and successes which lay ...
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Show Me The Money

Show me the money! — Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996) IODPA understands that Chief Constables are having a hard time currently. They have had to reduce their spending and ...
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Staffordshire – The Story To Date

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening. — Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943) Elsewhere on our web site are numerous comments concerning the action taken ...
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The Staffordshire Saga

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. ― Mark Twain Staffordshire Police is one of less than a small handful of forces which remain determined ...
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