It is a far cry from the world of hard-living fictional detectives like Gene Hunt from Life on Mars, but modern day police officers are being issued with "lifestyle guides", suggesting bedtime routines and healthy eating options.GAH!
Among the pearls of wisdom offered in the documents are that officers should assist their spouses with household chores and do activities such as gardening and dancing to keep fit.Producing these guidelines and endless emails is all very well, but at least they aren’t too time-consuming for the front-line, as I expect most will go straight in the bin, whether actual or virtual.
The guides even offer advice on what fillings officers should have in their sandwiches.
But this is a bit less amusing:
One force, Wiltshire, even offers its officers a supermarket tour to encourage healthy eating habits. It also gives a presentation to staff, with tips such as using herbs, spices and vinegar to reduce salt use.Seriously? Do the HR people not have anything better to do?
Do the officers?
H/T James Higham via email