Among such gems as reminders not to lean on someone’s wheelchair because it’s their personal space, and can move (!), and not to stare at people with facial disfigurements, is this:
And officers are reminded that a woman who is provocatively dressed and 'paying attention to passing vehicles' may not necessarily be a prostitute.Well, quite. She might, after all, be one of your colleagues…
Of course, this will be met with derision by people who know what the job actually entails, and acclamation by the legions of overpaid, overqualified ninnies who now run the HR department of most…
Oh! Right on cue:
Ian Latimer, chief executive of Northern Constabulary, defended the guide. 'Officers have to make decisions and take action in a variety of situations, therefore it is imperative we enhance their knowledge and understanding,' he said.Well, Ian old chum, for a start, you might like to try ensuring that you have sufficient staff cover to ensure 999 calls are answered before the people who pay your wages are beaten to death by unchecked thugs, as Ranting Stan points out. If that means cutting down on a few of the twerps who dream up this stuff instead, bonus!
'This is an extremely useful resource for staff. It is important that our communities are given the respect and professional service they deserve.'
Because we, ‘the communities’, think that actual 'policing' stuff comes a damn sight higher on the list than ensuring the latest terms for various groups and pets of the Righteous (as agreed by social scientists) are used by the front line.