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Alternative Forensic Awards

April 5, 2012


You wanted a Monkey…and for your sins, I gave you one. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to write more blog posts, it really isn’t. Ideas come to me, then fade. Sometimes I wonder if I should do some actual forensic posts, but then as soon as I’ve finished doing something new or interesting I […]

Animalising the HTCU

June 23, 2011


And what woof-beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Monkeytown to be born? (with apologies to W.B. Yeats) The Monkey family acquired a dog this week. He’s a lovely little fella, black-and-white and with a colourful ethnic mix of basset, border collie, staffie and a few others. He came with a name, and […]

HTCU Simulator

January 27, 2011


You can get simulator games for almost every activity these days. I had a job a few years ago where the suspect spent days on end flying virtual airliners around the world – he spoke with contempt of people who skipped the ‘long bits’, and would only share his hobby with other hardcore pilots who […]

Motivating the Forensic Team

June 29, 2010


Yup, I know it’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with one thing and another, and kinda ran out of inspiration a bit as well. I’ve got a load of half-written posts that weren’t really tickling me, so I hope that this one satisfies your monkey-lust until I can get back […]

Going on a jolly

April 29, 2010


It took an F3 conference for me to realise that I had a problem with my eyebrows. We were on our way back from Tortworth Hall in 2005, me and a since-retired colleague. He was driving because I was feeling very poorly indeed, a result of drinking heavily in good company the night before. I had my head stuck part-way out of the window ('driving doggy-style' , I call it ) and noticed something moving in the side mirror.

Crime Prevention

April 9, 2010


I’ve given you lot a few quickie list-based posts recently, so now you can do your penance and read one of my long ranty ones. It’s even got a serious point to make, although there are still a few cheap laughs in there. I think it’s fair to say these days that if LE computer […]

Bringing in the money

January 21, 2010


Money seems to be in short supply for HTCUs at the moment. When I started a few years ago, there was usually enough to keep things ticking over – to buy equipment, training, overtime to get through the backlogs and all the rest of it. These days cuts across the force make it very difficult […]