My son is very worried at the moment… he can’t sleep worrying about the new idea from your staff officers about how to help the big town’s staffing problems.
As you know, my brave boy works in the Diversity and Community Cohesion department at the Head Quarters place thingy.
He does the very important job of looking at the incidents and ‘phone calls
our your force receives and, should it be an incident involving a minority group or a community priority he makes little notes on how to increase the client’s satisfaction with police led partnership involvement-then sends them to the officer’s inspector that makes sure it’s done. He also tells the DPS if they don’t.
He thinks that during his tour of duty (mon-fri 8×4… 8×3 friday) he does a brilliant job. He has been able to study for his stripes (I think that’s right) and get really fit by using the HQ gym and cycling to work. His lovely wife and kids see a lot of him and they get to have dinner together a lot. He also gets to see them at the local school do their performances and parents evenings. This is very good for the family unit.
He certainly doesn’t want to go back to 3-shifts again-walking around and actually dealing with the community personally…
That will make him sad. He won’t be as fit; he won’t see his kids as much (they will probably start using crack and his wife will have an affair with her Zumba teacher.
Anyway, for the sake of his kids, wife, fitness and the training he received to do this important job (at the Community Project workshop in Dorset-lovely couple of weeks weather too, apparently) please keep him in his nice job during these reorganisations.