This ‘message’ was sent into our team anonymously earlier on this morning. We have a feeling that it will capture the sentiment of many currently on the ever-thinning blue line.
‘Colleagues….. please take a couple of minutes to read this little ditty that I have written….keep up the good work.
‘Prime Minister disMAY’
Hello everybody My name is Teresa May
I’m in charge of the Police And they’ll do as I say
I’ve no knowledge of law enforcement
A cop I’ve never been
I’ve no idea about what they do
I’ve never seen what they have seen
I’ve never been to a domestic While only single crewed
Or worked a shift of sixteen hours With no opportunity for food
I’ve never been to a pub fight With no back up for miles
Or picked up a “five hander” Then had to do the files
I’ve never turned up for duty On a team where numbers lack
Or been glared at in the supermarket When trying to buy a snack
I’ve never forced entry into a house Where a body has been for days
Or told a mum her child is dead After trespassing on the railways
But I have some staff in Westminster Who tell me what is right
I have more people in my office Than shifts turn out at night
I’ve infiltrated the service With a thing called a ‘Commissioner of Crime’
Who fights my battles from within
Further eroding the Thin Blue Line
They are tasked with securing efficient policing
Whilst their office staff continues to grow
Obscene amounts paid on wages
While the Police Service approaches Death Row
The College of Policing Introduces more ill thought out ideas
Degree required for entry
Limiting applicants for the career Fast track to Inspector
Wasting effort, money and time
People promoted above their own incompetence
Those who have never dealt with crime
Promotion is no longer about skills Or abilities on the streets
It’s about how you use the Facebook And sucking up to bosses in your tweets
I am determined to ruin Policing Staff losses from backroom to the front
Yes, it’s me and my policies
And a load of Government…..er….cuts!’
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