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Damaged tools
Taiwan’s national police agency has apologised for giving out 54 infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run quiz that was (allegedly) intended to combat cybercrime. The infected sticks carry a virus that steals personal data, and has been linked to fraud.
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The wisdom of…
Freemason Ken Marsh, Chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation, has described allegations that Freemasons are blocking reform and diversity in policing as unfair and untrue.
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Too candid on camera
Former Policing Minister and until recently Secretary of State Damian Green has at last stepped down from his post as the Government’s second-in-command, after misleading a Cabinet Office inquiry about pornography on his computer. His colleague Jeremy Hunt has rushed to judge the conduct of ex-Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick and Detective Constable Neil Lewis. Perhaps he thinks there is an opening at the Ministry of Justice when Mrs May next assassinates (sorry, reshuffles) the Cabinet.
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Sock it to me
The Kenyan ministry in charge of policing appears, following an audit into the purchase of their officers’ shoes, to have mislaid around £1.3 million. This sounds damned careless. The audit’s report describes a “pathetic and unpleasant situation” in which some officers have patrolled in worn-out shoes, while others have been obliged to buy their own footwear.
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Ho 1, Ho 2 and Ho 3
The Duke of Cambridge has revealed that his four-year-old son Prince George wants a police car for Christmas. He is not alone. The prince has, in this era of austerity, only asked for one present despite having five options available on the pro forma that he has skilfully completed.
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You're barred
Landlords in Maidenhead are so annoyed over policing cuts initiated by Prime Minister Theresa May that they are looking to ban her from every pub in her constituency. The group claims that it now takes a minimum of half an hour and sometimes as long as an hour for Thames Valley Police to respond to incidents at their pubs, and have pointed out that “it’s not much use after a fight has broken out”.
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Beat me gently
Police officers across the globe face increasingly wretched terrestrial existences as they frantically try to do more, better, with less. Now it appears that they may be punished in the afterlife for trying to reach demanding performance targets set here on Earth.
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Nothing to get excited about
Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commissioner circa 2009 to 2011, has backed former Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick by confirming that he was briefed about claims that Theresa May’s second-in-command Damian Green had pornography on his office computer. He says that he regarded them as a “side issue”, which is not as rude as a “bottom line” (see last week).
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Children, children
More than 6,000 cases involving children possessing or sending messages containing sexual images of themselves or others were recorded in the year to the end of last March.
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Soemthing tells me...
Chief Constable Simon Bailey instigated a Norfolk Constabulary review into why Cromer went into “lawless lockdown” after 100 travellers descended on the seaside town in August.
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