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Is John Dwyer for real?  Who does the cunt think he is telling his officers that they were fortunate ‘not to work for HMV’. That is tantamount to saying “Think yourself lucky you are on reduced pay”, while laughing his cock off at his potential £18000 per year rise.

And what does the Free-masonic arsehole do for his money apart from organise the odd cover up (usually very badly), whitewash a few reports and bugger a lot of  little boys?… Dwyer is my sleaze bag of the day.

To be honest – unlike your average Plod – you only need to read the 2nd article on this page for further proof of the already poor standard of our corrupt police forces. As it stands, the conduct and integrity of the vast majority of our Policy Enforcement agents is at best, Dire.

A further reduction in wages will only serve to lower that standard more, leading to an influx of Mindless thugs, willing to carry out orders without question… Nice to know that the agenda is on track.

‘At least you don’t work for HMV’: Police chief tells officers facing wage cuts to count their blessings as they still have jobs

  • John Dwyer was defending plans to cut starting salaries for constables
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire said officers ‘still have jobs’
  • Music chain HMV has gone into administration with 4,350 staff at risk

 

 

Challenging: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer said that officers were lucky they were 'not working for HMV'Challenging: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer said that officers were lucky they were ‘not working for HMV’

A police chief has angered officers facing wage cuts by telling them they were fortunate ‘not to work for HMV’.

John Dwyer was attempting to defend plans to slash starting salaries for constables by £4,000 when he made the quip about the administration-hit music retailer.

Mr Dwyer, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, and a former Assistant Chief Constable, had been asked if the planned wage cuts meant that officers were being undervalued.

‘Every day you face new challenges and I think that’s the attraction to the job and it’s why I don’t think a reduction in pay will actually reduce the number of applications,’ he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

‘We’ve got to understand we’re in very tight times and at least we’re not working for HMV, are we?

‘Our officers still have a job.’

The Police Federation has already said that the proposed cuts will fail to reflect the dangers of policing roles because a new recruit will receive a salary of £19,000, which is less than a trainee manager at fast food chain McDonald’s.

Mr Dwyer’s words have provoked anger from police supporters, including Labour councillor John Stockton, who was beaten by Conservative Mr Dwyer in last November’sPolice and Crime Commissioner elections.

 

Mr Stockton labelled Mr Dwyer’s comments as “outrageous” and said that the 62-year-old should have thought about how his comments would have been received by any police officers who had been listening.

“This will only serve to further undermine the morale of an already stretched service,” Mr Stockton told the Daily Star newspaper.

Employed: John Dwyer said that officers, such as these working in Liverpool, were fortunate to have jobs, despite plans to cut starting salaries. File pictureEmployed: John Dwyer said that officers, such as these working in Liverpool, were fortunate to have jobs, despite plans to cut starting salaries. File picture

 

Struggling high street stalwart HMV announced on Monday that it was calling in administrators Deloitte after a dismal Christmas sales period, contributed to the chain’s debts of more than £250 million.

Around 4,350 staff at HMV’s stores in the UK and in Ireland face losing their jobs.

However, retailer Game, which itself exited administration in April of last year, has revealed that it has expressed an interest in buying some of the HMV stores.

Struggling: HMV has gone into administration and around 4,350 staff face losing their jobsStruggling: HMV has gone into administration and around 4,350 staff face losing their jobs

Since the New Year, camera chain Jessops and Blockbusters have already gone under.

Deloitte, which is also dealing with Blockbusters, said that the DVD rental chain would close 129 stores of it’s 528 branches, with 760 staff at risk of redundancy.

It had already given 31 stores notice of closure.

Jessops has already closed each of its 187 shops, and staff at the retailer’s head office in Leicester are also likely to lose their jobs.

Busted flush: The Blockbuster DVD rental chain has also gone into administration and is to close 129 storesBusted flush: The Blockbuster DVD rental chain has also gone into administration and is to close 129 stores

 

Snapped shut: Every branch of Jessops, including this shop in Cambridge, has closed after the camera chain went into administrationSnapped shut: Every branch of Jessops, including this shop in Cambridge, has closed after the camera chain went into administration

Chief constable admits police officers across UK ‘are using criminals to buy steroids and abuse their power for sexual gratification’

  • Mike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire, said in ‘most forces there would be an officer who would abuse steroids’
  • He said forces will also investigate officers who use their position to sleep with people

Police forces across the country will investigate officers for dealing with criminals to buy steroids and abusing their power for sex, a chief constable said today.

Mike Cunningham said the top risk factors for corruption of police officers are inappropriate relationships –  including to buy bodybuilding drugs, abuse of power for sexual gratification and misuse of information systems.

He said most forces across the country will be running investigations into officers who associate with criminals to get steroids, or use their position to sleep with people.

Police forces across the country will investigate officers for dealing with criminals to buy steroids and abusing their power for sex, a chief constable said today (stock image)Police forces across the country will investigate officers for dealing with criminals to buy steroids and abusing their power for sex, a chief constable said today (stock image)

The Chief Constable of Staffordshire was speaking as the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) published a report on how to tackle corruption.

He said: ‘We do our own assessment of corruption threats, one of them is steroid abuse and gym use by officers.

 

 

‘What that starts off is very often officers going to the gyms, beginning to dabble in steroids, then the relationships they form when they’re using steroids become corrupt and corrosive.

‘There is good evidence of officers getting way out of their depth with serious criminals who they are beholden to.’

He said that dozens of officers across the country are caught up in this kind of situation.

Mike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire, said in most forces there would be an officer who would abuse steroidsMike Cunningham, Chief Constable of Staffordshire, said in most forces there would be an officer who would abuse steroids

‘We do know that most forces would be investigating an issue which relates to an officer with steroid abuse,’ he said.

‘In most forces there will be a police officer who is into bodybuilding and the gym and who would abuse steroids.

‘There would be an investigation in most professional standards departments in the country in relation to an allegation of steroid abuse.’

Abuse of power for sex is also occurring across forces in England and Wales.

Mr Cunningham said: ‘We found that when we asked force professional standards departments that again most forces were investigating allegations against individual officers abusing their position for sexual favour.’

Chief constables will discuss plans later this week on how to tackle allegations of corruption.

Plans under discussion include making details of gross misconduct hearings public, and revealing the details of chief constables’ pay packets and the extra perks they might receive.

Officers could also be made to wait for a cooling-off period before leaving the service and taking a job at a private company.

Ethics committees could also be set up to monitor each force, independently of the police and crime commissioner.

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Britain to hire foreign top cops as constables

 Press TV
 
The UK government will unveil new reforms in the very near future, under which foreign police chiefs would be able to run British forces for the first time as constables.

Home Secretary Theresa May will rip up the rule that once said candidates for the police top job must be British citizens for national security reasons.

Under the current rule of recruitment, New York police chief Bill Bratton, known for his tough anti-crime tactics, was prevented from applying to take charge of the Metropolitan Police in 2011.

Hence, despite Bratton being Prime Minister David Cameron’s preferred candidate, the job went to British police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe.

“We want to see a greater diversity of backgrounds and experience in policing; it’s essential to have leaders with broader experience and new perspectives in the field”, said a senior Whitehall source.

However, Derek Barnett, president of the Police Superintendents’ Association said, “We certainly don’t accept the premise that there is a shortage of talent in the police service or that some of the criticism of leadership is valid.”