Thursday, 19 February 2009

Watching The Defectives - The Filth At Work!


In a story that has a delicious irony, police in Brighton are unhappy that a CCTV camera has been installed in their canteen to try and deter those who fail to wash up, or who leave litter. Just happens they had a spare camera, so Superintendent Knacker didn't have to dip into his front line budget.

I was amazed that Brighton has a police station with a canteen facility for 800 coppers to use, seeing as you can never find a policeman available if you report a burglary or an intruder. I expect they have a lot of forms to fill in, lots of diversity in the area to report on.

Worryingly, reports and complaints are now reaching the Superintendent's desk about the state of the toilets.

The Penguin

18 comments:

Ampers said...

Oh Penguin!!!

You have really made my day!!!

:-)

Harrithebastard said...

So now we have got to the point of the watchers watching the watchers not wanting to get watched?

Oh , i have come over all dizzy .

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Haahahaha ha haaa haha hahahahaha ah haa haa ...

Cynic said...

Superintendent Knacker might like to acquaint himself with the RIPA Act and Codes of Practice on Directed Surveillance in private premises. I quote from the Surveillance Commissioner's website

" Directed surveillance may be authorised by a Superintendent or, in other bodies, as set out in SI 2000 No. 2417 and SSI 2000 No. 343.

the authorising officer must in each particular case believe it to be proportionate to what is sought to be achieved by carrying it out and necessary to prevent crime or disorder, protect public health, collect or assess any tax, or for other specified purposes."

I suggest his aggrieved colleagues give the Commissioner's Office a call. He may just have a view.

Ampers said...

Penguin, you were here first. Now repeated in the Telegraph lol

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4697570/Police-install-CCTV-in-canteen-to-catch-officers-not-washing-up.html

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

I'm pretty sure they are breaching the data protection act by putting the camera in the canteen.

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Not that I give a fuck. Why don't they put one of them PCSO thingys on canteen detection duty?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Or someone from the (canteen) frying squad?

Anonymous said...

Crime squid

View from the Solent said...

Oh joy! Quis custodiet.

Anonymous said...

About time too. The only time I visited a police canteen, someone stole my cup of tea.

microdave said...

Hilarious!!
First Jackboots being "shopped" by her neighbours, now the watchers being watched.

One by one the pigeons are coming home to roost.

Fidothedog said...

Use the PCSO's thats all they are fit for.

Although I always assumed that would be the job for the WPC's?....

All Seeing Eye said...

i wonder if any of the police that are filmimg other police officers will be arrested under the prevention of terrorism act?

or can we all go down there and get some subsidized nosh and take a few snaps?

BlogTart said...

Sweet. If they've got nothing to hide, they've got nothing to fear, innit.

The Economic Voice said...

Complaints about the toilets? Let's have a whip round so they can afford to put some cameras in there too!

Golliwogg said...

Surely a cardboard cutout copper would have been cheaper, been flooding the high streets with then after all.

Inspector Tits said...

Get It Right Fucking Up Ye!

Nothing to fear Nothing to hide...

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