Monday, 1 April 2013

Primary object of a Police Officer, size you up for compensation?

Kelly Jones has instructed Pattinson Brewer solicitors to take action against a petrol station owner claiming he failed to keep her safe as she investigated the suspected break-in at the Nuns’ Bridges service station in Thetford, Norfolk.

In a case that has caused uproar, ex-officers will be throwing their heads in their hands when they read about the grasping WPC Jones.
The simple word for this is a scam, and borders on intimidation of the garage owner to pay out for a situation that was of her own making. There is no doubt that she has brought the Force into disrepute a disciplinary offence. Gone are the days when the police served the public.
When officers sign up and put on the uniform they are aware that the job contains elements of both public service and risk – chasing villains and keeping us safe is a primary object, and not sizing you up for compensation while they’re fighting crime? 

Officers are being encouraged to make claims by a hotline run by the Police Federation, and they should feel equally guilty, as should the money grabbing ambulance chasers.
It is a fact that in the UK Politicians, the Press, the Legal profession and now the Police are increasingly being looked upon by the public with distaste, as being corrupt and dishonest.  

In 1829 Sir Richard Mayne wrote:
"The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime: the next that of detection and punishment of offenders if crime is committed. To these ends all the efforts of police must be directed. The protection of life and property, the preservation of public tranquillity, and the absence of crime, will alone prove whether those efforts have been successful and whether the objects for which the police were appointed have been attained."
In attaining these objects, much depends on the approval and co-operation of the public, and these have always been determined by the degree of esteem and respect in which the police are held.

Having been a serving police officer (and proud to have worn the uniform), it would never have entered my mind, or any of my colleagues to sue anyone. I'm glad I never had to serve with anyone of this calibre.

She's a disgrace to the force!! And I suggest she spends a part of her sick leave to read about some real police personnel by clicking the following link, and then go into a dark corner and hang her head in shame.

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