Thursday, April 01, 2010

New Job

Just a quick personal announcement: I got the forms through this morning and start my training next month for my new job. Very exciting!

As of May 15th I will be joining the Metropolitan Police Force as one of their newest, keenest recruits.

Crime is a blight on working class neighbourhoods and the fear of crime is something that divides communities, keeping us at odds with one another.

I had to think long and hard about this decision but in the end I felt that if we don't have more socially conscious police officers in this country then the policing problems of the past will just keep repeating themselves over and again.

7 comments:

Matt Sellwood said...

Ho Ho Ho. :)

Matt

pluralprogressive said...

That is a relief.

Knowing that we've got you, Jim, watching over us as we're hanging the capitalists by the intestines of the bureaucrats, a revolutionary can feel comfortable in the knowledge that we've got a friendly, neighbourhood copper.

Cathryn said...

Very good :-)

Jim Jepps said...

Owwww... my previous two I managed to catch people out - not this year though :(

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Joe said...

I still thought that one was true!! (the 2009 one thankfully)

spatuletail said...

If it were true:

a) you probably can't run properly

b) you don't have the bottle to deal with violent knife-wielding people

c) you couldn't handle telling someone their loved one has died

d) you couldn't deal with mangled people in cars

I could go on.

Jim Jepps said...

Hi S.

There are lots of reasons that I wont be signing up for the boys in blue but one of them is that I'd rather not have to run anywhere - those days are over for me :)

However, on the other stuff I was a health worker for eight years specifically dealing with people with violent and challenging mental health problems and during my time I suspect I was attacked and in violent situations more often than your average police officer on a day to day basis.

I wouldn't go back but I've done my time dealing with violence, and coping with horrifying scenes - ta. Although only really had to break bad news on a few occasions.