Walls of Silence
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I left the Metropolitan Police less than half way through the career I had hoped to have. I left because I couldn’t set foot inside a Police Station without feeling sick, faint and unable to function. I left because I felt I was a lone voice with no supporters, even though I had made my stand on behalf of some of those others. I left because I was unable to fight the wall of silence and still function as a Police Officer. My career ended prematurely and my confidence was hit so massively that my whole life changed.
I stood up for what I believed to be right. A more senior officer disagreed with me and so began a battle of wits which ended in him winning. I went on to win the war but it was an empty victory. My career had gone and with it my sense of…
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Posted on February 11, 2014, in Leadership & Management, Police, Politics, Public Service Babble and tagged Crime statistics, Criminal Justice System, Leadership, Police, Police Crime Commissioners, Policy, Politics, Public relations, women. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.