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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Such behaviour is wholly unprofessional and will not be tolerated.

In all fairness, it’s completely unprofessional and should have been stopped a long time ago. Cops should be respecting the uniform not undermining it.

Some cops are using Twitter & TikTok for their own ego, it makes them look, unprofessional attention seekers. We all know who those people are so we really don’t need to spell it out.

It’s just not needed or wanted by cops who seem to be chasing likes and well the attention.

Since police officers took to social media some years ago the whole situation seems to have gotten a little too far out of hand.

Silly little videos of police officers & police staff dancing and well posting stuff for attention, do not to assist their Job or educate the public outright attention and own gain.

Simply it’s not needed and damages policing. It really does nothing to promote a good image of policing or enhance better relationships with the public.

However, those that speak up against such actions are ganged up against by a number of policing accounts that communicate with each other in groups aimed at trolling those that speak out.

It happens and it’s really unprofessional but it’s another way of gaining the likes and the drama that they WANT.

At this point, we must be clear that there is only a tiny amount of accounts that behave within this way. Some accounts are amazing you also know who these are so we don’t need to spell those out either.

Many officers use social media to engage in a great way with the public that is meaningful and benefits the public and assists the work the officers do.

Anyways getting back to the point cops are now being warned not to create silly little videos on TikTok and rightly so. they are stupid and unprofessional.

They create a sense of self-worth, that massage the egos of cops who want to promote themselves and turn every situation into themself for sympathy.

We all know who we are talking about here… We’ve all seen those accounts and they bring shame on policing for a couple of likes on Twitter. Back to the popularity contest.

We now those cops who do dance and sing on TikTok will face disciplinary action.

The Situation is getting worse, We’ve stayed quiet on the matter for some time but now one top cop has said simply officers who do it will face disciplinary action.

That top cop is Chief Constable Andy Cooke and he does not mince his words when he says front line officers should not be dancing on social media.

He does not want anything to distract from the frontline work being done by his force.

Saying”Above all else, we are here to support the NHS and keep policing our communities, many of whom would be rightly appalled to see police officers failing to show respect for the uniform they wear.”

Police officers across the UK have joined the craze by recording footage of them dancing and singing, often in uniform, and sharing it online.

The National Police Chiefs Council has said it does not encourage officers taking part in dancing or rapping TikTok challenges.

He warned officers could face misconduct investigations if he became aware of any footage in which their behaviour was deemed particularly unprofessional.

He said: “We have reminded all officers and staff that such behaviour is wholly unprofessional and will not be tolerated by the force. holds clear policies about standards of behaviour, including the inappropriate use of social media, and anything which breaches these standards would be subject to potential disciplinary proceedings.

“This is a challenging time for policing. Above all else, we are here to support the NHS and keep policing our communities, many of whom would be rightly appalled to see police officers failing to show respect for the uniform they wear.

“We simply don’t want anything to detract from the outstanding work our officers and staff are putting in at the moment.”

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