Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Sussex Police, which last month announced plans to axe 500 front-line officer posts, pays chief constable Martin Richards a salary of £144,510.
Nearly 150K to sit around doing nothing other than using public facilities to network with his fellow common purpose graduates!!!
Useless public servants used to be moved sideways into a job like being in charge of paperclips or similar where a fuck up would have no impact on the public.These days useless individuals like Martin Richards are given senior positions and a sack full of money to actually fuck up the public service they are nominally in charge of.
Roll on elected chief constables and we can hopefully wave goodbye to socialist social engineering common purpose graduates twats like Richards for good.
Mind the door on the way out Richards.
There follows a profile of a man that has not done a days proper policing work in his whole career.He started as a graduate recruit and went straight into senior positions with Warwickshire Police , within twelve years he became CC of Wiltshire and lucky old Sussex was next in line for his common purpose improvement by destruction method of running a Police service.
The fact that he doesnt know one end of a Police car from another doesnt stop him poncing around in his top of the range BMW (why does he need those blue lights in the grille).All in all a useless waste of oxygen who gets paid way too much for his well hidden talents.
Martin Richards became Chief Constable of Sussex on 1 October 2007.
After graduating from Bristol University Martin joined Warwickshire Police in 1982, serving across all geographical areas in the Force.
His command positions included District Commander at Nuneaton, Head of Communications, Performance Review Manager and a short period as Head of CID. He served for two years in National Police Training as Head of Recruit Training Centre at Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
He achieved a Masters in Criminology at Cambridge University before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 1998 where his key responsibilities were Personnel and Training, Criminal Justice and Communications. He was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2002, taking on responsibility for Professional Standards, Corporate Development, Communications and Information Services.
He is the Chair of the National Training Managers Group and represents the Association of Chief Police Officers on the Police Dependants’ Trust. He has recently overseen the national implementation of IPLDP – the new programme of training for all recruits accepted into the Service.
Martin was appointed Chief Constable of the Wiltshire Police in September 2004. During his time in this post he oversaw ‘Optimus’ a 12 month programme of modernisation and reform within the Force. He was also the Chief Officer lead on collaboration for all five Forces within the South West region.
Monday, 20 September 2010
Sussex Police have had a well deserved kicking over their stasi inspired operation crackdown initiative whereby members of the public are encouraged to grass up people they dislike under the pretence of reporting poor driving standards.
Sussex Police are keen to ponce around Brighton proclaiming how much they enjoy taking it up the tailpipe but seem to have abdicated any responsibility for doing any proper policing.
We are being constantly told how dangerous Wealden roads are and how speeding contributes to most accidents (both lies by the way) but when it comes to cracking down on dangerous drivers they are just not bothering to do anything.Sussex Police roads unit are notoriously lazy and cant be bothered to stop people driving in a dangerous manner lest they have to actually do some work.Much better(for them) to stay put in their nice new BMWs and wait for the ANPR to ping or to stay at the nice warm station sending out PCNs for people doing 43 in a 40 limit.
Poor driving is to blame for most accidents not speed so by concentrating on speed cameras they are completely missing the point on road safety by a country mile.A nutter driving like an idiot or someone driving pissed are pretty much guaranteed to have an accident and hurt someone else but the Police are not interested unless a member of the public spoon feeds them the exact details of the person and car .As long as the pissed/nutter driver drives within the speed limit and his car is legal he will probably get away with it.
Whilst the plod is sitting around using the ANPR as a cash generating machine they are unlikely to be spotting the person tailgating,overtaking dangerously or just acting a cunt because they are unlikely to be doing this in view of a staionary plod car.The truth is that someone travelling 10/15mph over a speed limit will 99% of the time not hurt anyone or cause damage to anyone or any property but are treated with zero tolerance by our
useless Police .People driving dangerously or without care and attention are guaranteed to cause an accident or damage to someone or someones property at some time but are not targeted by the Police because it would require more than sitting around eating doughnuts and waiting for the ANPR beep to wake them up from their semi slumber to do something about it.
Operation crackdown perhaps should be renamed operation breakdown because the repect that people had for the Police has certainly broken down as a result of initiatives such as this which was thought up by some shiny arsed common purpose graduate in between wanking off over a stasi instruction manual.
Just as an aside
Sussex Police have updated their website so its all user friendly and shiny (like their BMWs)but basically useless (like them)but have retained the scrapped policing pledge-are they useless twats or what.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Anita Kerwin-Nye one of the few elected councillors on Crowborough Town Council has left/resigned from the council leaving a vacancy to be filled by another unelected co opted nobody.
Anita was one of the very few decent people on the council and although I have gently ribbed her over a couple of things I thought she was/is a genuine nice person who was trying to do her best for the people of the town.
This means we have now have only 5 elected councillors out of a total of 15 which highlights just what a sham the council is.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
I think its accepted that Wealden Council are pretty useless at everything other than making a mess up of everything they come into contact with.
Even the Audit Commission could only give Wealden a fair marking which in the outside world would be the equivalent of crappy crap crap shit level of service.
I had to laugh when I got an invite from Wealden to a business breakfast at the Buxted Park Hotel to explain to us plebs how to use social medjia at a cost of £10 a head.
I am not sure how many people attended because I thought I could more constructively use the 2 hours and didnt bother going .This seems typical of wealden in that they as public servants think they know more about everything than people who actually earn a living by doing something useful rather than harrassing people who leave their bin open an inch .
Why anyone would want to take advice about marketing from a public service organisation that by the Audit Commissions (very very low) standards can only achieve a "fair" is beyond me.
Typically when you check out the dire Wealden website there is no twitter feed or any mention of facebook at all so how could they possibly give advice to people about using social medjia when they dont use it themselves.Oh I forgot Wealden doesnt need to market themselves because they get squillions of pounds handed to them on a plate to add to the squillions that they take off the public and businesses of Wealden under the threat of jail if they object.
Wealden and fucking useless go together like their £10 egg and bacon breakfast.
Thursday, 2 September 2010
Sussex Police are on a bit of a power trip at the moment.Given that they face huge cuts in their budget you would think that they would concentrate on their core service of serving and protecting the general public by catching crims .That would be too easy for plod though wouldnt it and would involve those involved in front line services actually doing something useful rather than just sending out speeding tickets and issuing cautions.
Sussex Plod have decided that although ID cards have been scrapped there is a group within the county that needs monitoring and registering lest they cause mayhem.
The group I am talking about are not the mussies or pikeys but plane spotters.Yes the Police want plane spotters at Gatwick to "voluntarily" register their details with them so they know who they are and when asked they are to produce a special plane spotters ID card. Although not a plane spotter myself I have taken my kids up to the viewing platform many times(before it was closed) to watch the planes take off and land.I have come across many plane spotters and none of them seem to be a threat to anyone nor a very good deterrent against a hardened alki aida attack.
So what stasi twat thought that registering plane spotters and giving them an ID card which they must produce when asked was a good idea.That person is Richard Griffiths of Gatwick Police station who should have an ID card with twat written across it in huge red writing just in case anyone was in any doubt .
Who in their right mind is going to give the Sussex rossers their personal details so they can be held on some secret database managed by the like of the clinically insane Mr Griffiths to do with as he pleases.