Friday, December 9, 2016

Police Bullying, But Not What You Think!

Police Bullying,
But Not What You Think!
Nicholas Ashton CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

I remember going through my training in the mid nineteen sixties at the Metropolitan Police Training Center, Hendon, U.K.  

Was it discipline or pure bullying by the staff?  

We were there to be trained and whether it Sergeant Bill Bailey, Acting Sergeant “Piggy Bishop or Sergeant Williams, they were all hard as nails and gave you not one inch or leeway for understanding why you were there.

The first parade I remember well and standing to attention whilst Bailey walked behind us.  He stopped right behind me, I could feel his presence like standing too close to a fire.  He shouted these words,” I am hurting you Ashton”, to which I replied, “No Sir”.  He replied, “I should be, I am standing on your fu*king hair”!

The parade square sounded complete shock, a silent gasp of WTF!  I had the shortest hair of anyone, a close shave with a minuscule of stub above my nigh bald head.  The barber was a busy man the rest of that day and the days that followed.  Bailey had made his point at my expense and I have never forgotten it, forty plus years later.

In today’s police forces around the world, managerial/supervisory bullying is prevalent and a major cause of a depletion in staff.  Bullying cost law enforcement and corporations billions of invested dollars because of the cost to train staff.  Changing the attitude and initial induction is vitally important.

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