Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Who's that over there?

Just a view on this

It is not made clear exactly how the force in question has phrased its requests for information. However I doubt it was along the lines of a leaflet drop by chopper to Wagners Ride of the Valkyries.

Information on jobs like these rely on outside agencies like landlords/estate agents.
What are we to do? Do we ignore the fact that there is a strong tie to Vietnamese gangs and look to target accordingly. Or do we blather and make every request for information so bland and phrase it 'information is required from every nationality from A-Z' to avoid possibly offending someone.Quality of information will be lost/smothered up in that approach.

This job has found itself avoiding issues over the years in relation to all forms of Crime. There are some big old Elephants sitting in the corner of rooms at HQ's across the country.
I think its time we at least nodded in their direction when we walk through that door.


Blogger Annette said...

Surely no-one can claim it's racist if you are breaking the law.
Regardless of where you are from or what colour you are.

12:47 PM  
Blogger Officer Dibble said...

I agree entirely.
But as an organisation we just seem to tangle ourselves up in knots trying to avoid offending someone.

2:43 PM  
Blogger thinblueline said...

We (A service) needs a catchy media spin word that relfects a distain against criminals..

Or do we allready have that ?

4:11 AM  

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