Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:34 AM
My warrant card was lost/misplaced/stolen yesterday. The last time I checked it was with me at a busy train station in London - then it vanished after I got out of the station.
I am calling London Transport lost property etc this morning - will let you know how I get on.
Has this happened to anyone? Will my superiors execute me? Discipline? Refuse another card?
Basically, I'm ######ting myself...
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:40 AM
A lesson I guess, DO keep it in an inside zipped pocket!
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:46 AM
Just take a deep breath as it you was going into the Head Master's office to a couple of proverbial whacks.
You'll just get a rollocking. Nothing more hopefully.
Is my memory correct that MET regulars get 'fined' three days wages for loosing their warrant card?
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:49 AM
It was a genuine mistake, and not carelessness, so I was treated sympathetically!
Posted 16 August 2004 - 08:03 AM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 10:14 AM
The card was cancelled (i.e. no access to police buildings by swiping it).
It was found in the changing rooms THREE MONTHS LATER. Phew can't be cleaned that often.
Posted 16 August 2004 - 10:18 AM
The worst that would happen is a stiff telling off,I'm sure.
Posted 16 August 2004 - 10:33 AM
I really wouldn't worry about it I'm sure once you explain what's happened you'll get the little talk and a new card (with new photo if your image has changed).
Posted 16 August 2004 - 10:39 AM
Then there's the small matter of the all forces telex that will probably appear in the briefing file of every nick in the country
Posted 16 August 2004 - 11:03 AM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 04:57 PM
No deduction in pay just another trip up to NSY for a new one
Posted 16 August 2004 - 06:22 PM
like a few said a quick lecture on personal security but thats about it
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:12 PM
The card needs cancelling and its access removing for security reasons !
If its not been done, you should do so NOW !
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:43 PM
If its been stolen and is used for an offence then your in deep s**t if its not reported lost and in almost as much brown stuff if it turns up on someone who is not supposed to have it.
If your lucky it will turn up at a police station somewhere handed in but there will be repercussions if is is misused and not yet reported.
Edited by Paulos, 16 August 2004 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 16 August 2004 - 08:12 PM
Speaking of losses, when I was working at Lark In The Park yesterday I took a radio from the pool we have down at the helpdesk, (definitely!) put my radio pass in the allocated slot at the pigeon hole entrance and toddled off to do my duty. On my return my radio pass had vanished!!!! The radio I used was on the bottom shelf so I checked the floor area around the cabinet and all the other radio passes in case it had dropped out and was put back in the wrong place but it was nowhere to be seen. Why anyone would want my radio pass I do not know and the photo of me on it is less than flattering!!!! I think this will remain a mystery unless I have some pyscho stalker
Posted 17 August 2004 - 07:49 AM
It was handed in at Bow nick.
Thanks for your comments - it was reported immediately, I did tell my station, called TfL Lost Property (spent most of yesterday morning on hold) and called most of the central London nicks to ask if had been handed in.
I have also asked my Sarge when he would like to bite my head off.
God, I feel an idiot.
Posted 17 August 2004 - 08:27 AM
Glad it's been found and handed in - see, there are still some honest people out there!