Thursday, 27 January 2011

Useless Jobsworth Of The Week

This plonker deserves to win.

A senior police officer told stunned councillors there would be no patrols after 8pm at newly-built Waterlees Park in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, for health and safety reasons.

‘The place has no lighting and it is still, in effect, a building site,’ Inspector Andy Sullivan told a meeting of Wisbech Town Council.

‘I am not going to put my staff - police officers or PCSOs - into an area where they can’t see what is going on.’

I do wonder how Inspector Knacker and his lads managed before the proliferation of street lighting.

The Penguin


The Filthy Engineer said...

Could he not issue them with torches, and remind them to look where they're walking? Or is that too easy?

Caratacus said...

I just read this to a friend of mine - a retired 30 year copper - and had to hold the phone away from my earole. Honestly, the language of some people these days...

Amongst all the profanity I did pick up something about "... fucking TORCHES...for fucksake..." (your point Mr FE) and "...senior sodding police officers are about as much fucking use as tits on a boar..." but then the swearing got really bad I'm afraid and I changed the subject.

To the scrapping of Nimrod...

microdave said...

If the police aren't prepared to go on this site the occupants should demand a reduction in their council tax.

Dave said...

Can't believe this. Is it some sort of ruse to get miscreants to drop their guard?

Captain Haddock said...

First & foremost .. this pillock is NOT a "Senior" Officer ..

He's an Inspector .. that's just two up the rank scale from Constable ..

To describe him as "Senior" would be to describe a Lieutenant in the Army (same badge of Rank) as being a "Senior" Officer ..

"Senior" Officers in the Army begin at Major (Police equivalent would be Superintendent) ..

Secondly, I have a very good source who tells me that most Police Officers who perform Night Duty carry torches (either issued or privately purchased) as a matter of routine .. and that most operational Police vehicles (especially Dog Vans) are equipped with hand-held "Dragon Lights" .. which are more than capable of illuminating a kiddies playground ..

Further, Cambridgeshire Police have a Force Helicopter, fitted with "Nitesun" .. which I believe produces a light to the power of 11 million candella ..

So stop making excuses you tosser .. either do your job or fuck off & make way for someone who will ..

Captain Haddock said...

Further to my last .. it would seem that I underestimated the power of the "Nitesun" fitted to Cambridgeshire Police's helicopter ..

The following is taken directly form the Air Operations Unit page of the Force website ..

Since 1997 Cambridgeshire Constabulary has been able to take to the skies to tackle crime and save lives.

The force currently operates an MD902 helicopter, fitted with state of the art technology.

It can reach speeds of up to 161 miles per hour, or 140 knots and houses a 30million candle power ‘nitesun’ which is used to help guide officers on the ground to locations and to ILLUMINATE AREAS FOR OFFICER SAFETY AT NIGHT (My Capitals).

There is also a downlink from the aircraft so officers in a command centre can see exactly what the crew in the aircraft are looking at through a powerful camera.

It is a true multi-role aircraft, carrying up to eight people, which can be quickly re-rolled to air ambulance, people carrier or freighter in times of emergency.

Which rather makes Inspector Sullivan look like an even bigger prick than his photo does ..

PC Fraidycat said...

I do hope somebody will email or post this to him. While they are at it they might also ask whether all his brave fearless officers also sleep with the bedroom light on.

Hope the local druggies don't see this though - can't have them knowing how safe it is to deal in that area.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

There's a place for this chap.

S said...

In the good old days the scrotes would worry about constables, with truncheons, lurking in the darkness.

Captain Haddock said...

S said...
"In the good old days the scrotes would worry about constables, with truncheons, lurking in the darkness" ...

One knew the times they were a' changing when Police Forces, en masse did away with blackened Badges, Numerals & Buttons for night duty uniforms ..

Which facilitated this very useful practice ..

I can still remember being scared fartless by a Copper, dressed all in black .. who stepped, seemingly out of the shadows, as a group of us from the local Cadet Unit were skylarking in the Market of my Home Town late one evening, whilst waiting for our Bus home ..

We never heard or saw him coming ..

Obviously, this was back in the days when Coppers actually ventured out onto the streets in the first place .. And were even brave enough to do so at night & by themselves too ..

Captain Haddock said...

@ Killemall ..

Already done mate ..