PCSOs were most often sacked or reprimanded for criminal offences, including drinking and driving and other motoring crimes.
Other PCSOs were disciplined after they were caught misusing police computers, behaving inappropriately and in one case, making a false allegation.
Twenty of the 35 PCSOs found guilty of gross misconduct were sacked, with the remaining 15 handed formal reprimands. A further 20 cases of less serious misconduct by PCSOs were recorded.
Martin Tiplady, director of human resources, said boredom and reduced motivation were partly responsible for indiscipline.
He said some PCSOs did not recognise the authority of their managers and did not understand the strict policing hierarchy within the force.
So basically the harrassment that members of the public receive at the hands of Jacqui Smith's plastic plods are due to the fact they are bored. My son is continually being stopped by them as he is seventeen, he has the good sense to tell them to go away, one of his friends however not being so robust was 'arrested' by a plastic plod for failing to have a good reason for having £1600 in cash on him (he was actually paying in his father's takings for the day at the local bank and had the paying in book with him), outraged father is now taking legal action, especially after the real policeman at the Station was more concerned about why his business was taking 'so much cash'.
It is a good job the plastic police are not armed otherwise they will be acting like the Black and Tans to liven up their days.
OH regaled us on November 5th when he went for a stroll in Westminster at their overbearing and incompetant manner in dealing with the stop and search paperwork.
Why am I so exercised about these jokers.
1. The Einsatzgruppen that operated behind German lines in WWII was purposefully recruited from low grade German provincial police and minor civil servants. They were dim witted enough and had a love of the little power they exercised to be easily moulded into a murderous force that exercised the power of life and death.
2. There is signal evidence from this Government that in the event of a civil emergency the attached UK Resiliance framework CONOPS will devolve Civil authority to, under section 21, a private company ACPO This private company has the right to coordinate the Police Forces and Local Authorities to bring people to 'Justice'
It is bad enough that the Chief Constables in this Country are unelected, it is bad enough that they can shoot down innocent Brazilian electricians and not be censured by the Courts, but for a private company limited by guarantee to be handed control of the State is the short cut to what can only be described as a Police State. McCreedy will indeed take control.
Since this was made the Government of course, acting on behalf of the private company ACPO (Private companies do not have to publish accounts by the way) are making it illegal from this month to photograph the Police.
Perhaps it is this sort of thing, showing what we can expect in times of emergency that they do not want shown.
You have a duty to resist
Just been pointed to this, he could have been killed