How can Tom Winsor look at himself in the mirror?

Not the Daily Mail

Tom Winsor, responsible for reducing the starting wage for the Police to £19,000 pa, while at the same time increasing the entry qualifications; who decided that direct entry to the significant rank of Superintendent was a good idea as well as being able to make Police officers redundant; who increased the age at which Police officers can draw their pension; who decided that Police officers must have mandatory fitness tests, but not give them any time within work to keep their fitness levels to that standard (unlike Fire & Rescue and Ambulance HART), has decided that wearing this uniform to the National Police Memorial Day is appropriate.

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Apparently this is the ‘ceremonial uniform’ of the Chief Inspector of Constabulary, which Tom Winsor now is.  To me, and to many others, this is the uniform of a Chief Officer of a UK Police Force.  

How dare he.  How dare…

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2 thoughts on “How can Tom Winsor look at himself in the mirror?

  1. Section 90 of the Police Act 1996 (‘the Act’) provides the legal base for considering this issue and it
    defines the following offences:
    1) Any person who with intent to deceive impersonates a member of a police force or
    special constable, or makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to
    suggest that he is such a member or constable, shall be guilty of an offence and liable
    on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a
    fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
    2) Any person who, not being a constable, wears any article of police uniform in
    circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a
    member of a police force as to be calculated to deceive shall be guilty of an offence
    and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard
    scale.
    3) Any person who, not being a member of a police force or special constable, has in his
    possession any article of police uniform shall, unless he proves that he obtained
    possession of that article lawfully and has possession of it for a lawful purpose, be
    guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1
    on the standard scale.
    4) In this section – “article of police uniform” means any article of uniform or any
    distinctive badge or mark or document of identification usually issued to members of
    police forces or special constables, or anything having the appearance of such an
    article, badge, mark or document
    As can be seen, this section of the Act covers a wide range of offences relevant to clothing that
    closely resembles police uniform. It creates offences for both possession of such an article of
    clothing (Subsection 3), as well as an offence in respect of wearing the apparel (Subsection 2).
    Subsection 1 specifically relates to the intention of an individual to deceive and creates an offence
    in respect of an act or statement made by him/her which is designed to suggest that he/she is a
    member of a police force.

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