I have just watched several of the news bulletins this evening and shock horror, apparently the Chief Commisioner thinks in the current dangerous climate I should not wear my uniform to and from work in case I am attacked by some mad terrorist.
I really wish that the press and some of these consultants who justify their jobs looking for these threats to react to lived in my world.
In my world I am much more likely to be attacked being sent into a violent domestic dispute without police, as they don’t have the resources to back us up at these scenes until after we are being assaulted.
I am much more likely to be assaulted on any night by someone suffering the effects of illicit drugs such as ice which are rife in the community.
I am even more likely to be injured or worse from motor vehicle accident at work as a result of a computer dispatch system that has me running under lights and sirens for someone with bleeding haemorrhoids (fair dinkum, it calls it a possibly dangerous haemorrhage)
Or from a motor vehicle accident if I fall asleep behind the wheel on the way home after working excessive hours.
In fact, I am probably more likely to die from disease related to poor diet as I am I unable to eat properly in no small part due to AV’s inability to allow me meal breaks.
So forgive me if I don’t work myself into a lather over the terrorist threat.
I will assess the threats to which I am exposed, and that one is well down the list at the minute thanks.