Thursday, August 2, 2012
WHY DID WARCUP NOT KNOW? OR SAY ANYTHING?
ACTING CHIEF OFFICER DAVID WARCUP
WHY DIDN'T HE SAY ANYTHING?????
THE METROPOLITAN POLICE WERE CALLED INTO REVIEW OPERATION RECTANGLE BY BOTH WARCUP AND GRAHAM POWER
WHY DIDN'T A HIGH RANKING POLICE OFFICER LIKE DAVID WARCUP KNOW EXACTLY WHAT A POLICE REVIEW WAS ABOUT?????? OR DID HE??????
I SIMPLY DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY DAVID WARCUP DIDN'T COME OUT WITH ALL GUNS BLAZING WHEN THE TOXIC DUO OF WALKER - OGLEY AND THE LAP DOG LEWIS SIMPLY LOST THE PLOT????
It is very important that we take a good hard look at David Warcup. David Warcup took over Operation Rectangle when Lenny Harper left at the end of July 2008. He was also helped by Dept Supt Mick Gradwell.
It's Warcup and the Met Interim Report I want to concentrate on.
The ACPO Team recommended that a Review of Operation Rectangle should take place as this would also help with the change over of leadership regarding operation rectangle. The review team were only looking up till the time Lenny Harper retired. Now, high ranking Police Officers, know exactly what these reviews are - why then didn't David Warcup know?
When David Warcup wrote to the Chief Executive Bill Ogley on the 10th November 2008 he included parts of the Met Review findings. Now, in David Warcup's defence, he could say that he had no idea that Graham Power was going to be suspended when he wrote the letter, no idea he was going to be suspended when he gave a presentation to Ministers on the 11th and no idea about suspension when he gave a press briefing on the day of the 12th - The very same day that Graham Power was actually suspended.
WARCUP CAN SAY "I SIMPLY HAD NO IDEA" - TRUE IT DOESN'T STACK UP - BUT HE COULD SAY IT.
What I'm concentrating is on the day after. David Warcup knows that Graham Power has been suspended - David Warcup knows that the Met Interim Report has been used - David Warcup knows it was a review and should never have been used…
WHAT DOES WARCUP SAY??????
HE SAY'S NOTHING
HE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED WETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT
AND HE KNOWS THE SH*T IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN
David Warcup came through the ranks at Northumbria Police and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable. The reason he couldn't become Chief of Northumbria is because you cannot become Chief whilst only serving in one force. This is very unusual for an officer of that rank. Senior officers are encouraged and in many cases expected to move between police forces. Preferably ones of different size and nature.Nobody can join the Met and rise to be Commissioner. ALL potential commissioners are required to serve time as a Chief Constable or other senior rank in another force.This helps them get used to different environments and to adjust to different cultures and challenges. Graham Power QPM served in three forces before jersey and the inspectorate.
Warcup had never done this and appeared to be disorientated by the unfamiliarity of Jersey.
Did he retreate into his comfort zone and labelled everything which was done differently from Northumbria as wrong???????
Could this be part of the problem. He just could not grasp the nature of the problems that being a high ranking Policeman in the toxic environment of Jersey would bring, or the fact that he had been brought in to make a seamless transition to a more UK type format.
Just where was the praise for what had been achieved in smashing the decades of Child Abuse in Jersey? Where was the praise for the incredible hard work of the Operation Rectangle team? The hard work had been completed by the time Warcup and Gradleak had turned up. Jersey has a tiny police force that isn't set up or equipped to handle such a large scale operation. YES, there would be mistakes YES there would be lessons learnt but where was the praise?????????
SO HOW COME WARCUP GOT IT SO WRONG WITH THE MET REVIEW????
There was a huge falling out between the Metropolitan Police and Jersey.
The buck stopped with Warcup
BUT NOTHING HAPPENED
Here are some guidelines by Cumbria Constabulary. There are many to choose from concerning reviews.
Remember Warcup said nothing. I have my own opinions concerning David Warcup and the evidence doesn't look good. Remember the Matt Tapp saga - remember the safe blowing at Police HQ - remember that farcical Operation Blast the list goes on..
But this man was running Operation Rectangle after the retirement of Lenny Harper
This man helped shut it down
You bet they don't want a Committee of Enquiry
Warcup is in it neck deep
Part Time Investigative Jouranlist
Title: POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF MAJOR CRIME INVESTIGATIONS
To establish a review process that will promote a culture of continuous improvement in order to enhance performance and achieve best value in relation to major crime investigation.
Policy File Reference:
Policy Owner: Detective Superintendent (Operations)
Approved at: Operations Board - August 2005
Policy signed off by: Assistant Chief Constable(Operations)
Effective from: 1 September 2005
1st Review date: 1 September 2007
The ACPO Crime Committee has advised that all forces should have a clear policy with regards to expectations in relation to the conduct of Major Crime Investigation Reviews. It is extremely important that policy makes a clear distinction between the formal review process and the day-to-day senior management supervision of the investigation. This process will promote a culture of continuous improvement in order to enhance performance and achieve best value.
The fundamental objective of any review is to constructively evaluate the conduct of any major crime investigation to ensure that:
It conforms to nationally approved standards.
Has been conducted with integrity and objectivity.
No investigative opportunities have been overlooked.
To identify good practice.
The policy will also define the strategic role of the ACC (Ops) in respect of:
Determining terms of reference.
Appointing a reviewing officer.
This policy applies to all police and police staff involved in the process.
4. LEGAL AND OTHER REFERENCES
The Chief Constable is empowered with operational control of Cumbria Constabulary and is ultimately accountable in law for the actions and policies of the organisation. Particularly relevant to major crime investigation are:
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, 2000.
The European Convention of Human Rights. Human Rights Act 198.
The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996
Police and Criminal Evidence Act, 1984.
Other references include:
ACPO Crime Committee Review.
ACPO Murder Investigation Manual.
Major incident room standardisation administrative procedures (MIRSAP).
ACPO Major Crime Review.
HMIC – ‘Policing London – Winning Consent’
5. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION - EXEMPTION STATUS
This policy is not exempt from the provisions of the above Act.
6. COMMENTS ON THIS POLICY
Comments on this policy should be directed in the first instance to the Detective Superintendent (Operations), Operational Support Department, Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, PENRITH, Cumbria CA10 2AU.
7. POLICY DETAILS
The concept of reviewing major crime investigation is well established and a properly conducted review will deliver a number of benefits.
A review of a major enquiry takes place for the following reasons:
To assist the senior investigating officer in the investigation and detection of the crime.
For this purpose the review team will mainly focus on Investigative Opportunities.
To assure the force that the investigation is being managed effectively and conducted with integrity.
To identify good and weak practices at an organisational level in order to improve future major crime investigation.
For this purpose the Review Team will focus on management issues, compliance and process issues.
Set against the objective is the absolute need for the review to be carried out in the spirit of co-operation between the Reviewing Officer and the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO). The review will be to assist and support the SIO and the investigation team in identifying the offender and bring the investigation to a successful conclusion. Review must not been seen as an intrusive, threatening process.
All reviews will be undertaken in accordance with the national methodology and review guidelines by ACPO Crime Committee on 25/03/99