I have been a special for a number of years, fully independant, well trained and willing to volunteer my time.
Having said this I feel that we as specials are being let down by our supervisors and ultimately the regular police force. I have great respect for David Burgess-Joyce, Chris Hurst and Mike Morgan, and this post is certainly not in anyway about these people, infact without these people the special constabulary would be in a worse state.
Recently I have seen good offercers resign from MerpolSC, for no other reason than they are being poorly treated. When I say poorly treated, in fact its an absolute disgrace how human beings treat other human beings. Not only is major bullying taking place within the SC, but also from regular supervisors towards specials.
I am not going to name and shame here, or go into details on a public forum so you can take a sigh of relief, however if you are a serving Merpol SC then you will proably know what I am talking about.
If this thread is totally alien to you, then maybe its just my area that people are resigning and feeling like this. I have seen the duty hours decreasing on dutysheet, I have spoken to other colleagues and eveyone!! seems to be un-happy, demoralised, and low self-worth.
If its different for you I would like to know, becuase it isn't good in my area.
Just a quote: "The only olympics the specials should go to are the Special Olympics" Insp.
The above quote I have not taken out of context, why are we treated as a bunch of in-ept school children, or to quote an inspector why are we treated as 'Special'
Enough is enough and hence the thread.
Angry, annoyed, and undervalued
Edited by vodka_monday, 07 July 2012 - 11:13 PM.