Transsexual Southend PC suing Essex Police

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A TRANSSEXUAL officer with Essex Police is suing the force claiming she was forced to "out" herself over a police radio system.

Pc Emma Chapman, who was based at Southend, says she was forced to tell an operator she was a transsexual over the force radio.

The 44 year old alleges that Essex Police did not do enough to help officers understand transgender issues or investigate her claims properly, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind.

Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice.

Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual.

Essex Police denies the allegations, which are currently being considered by an employment tribunal at the East London Tribunal Court.

PC Chapman, who was born male, underwent gender reassignment in 1999.

At the time she was serving as a volunteer officer with the force and went on to become a full time constable four years later, working in the response team.

Her legal action is being backed by the Police Federation, for whom she acts as a constables representative in Essex.

PC Chapman is seeking compensation and a declaration of discrimination by the force.

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9:59am Fri 18 Oct 13

supermadmax says...

Many transsexuals love a claim.
Many transsexuals love a claim. supermadmax
  • Score: 1

10:57am Fri 18 Oct 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy
s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them.


"Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice".

"Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual."

sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!!
.seems a petty case
Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them. "Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice". "Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual." sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!! .seems a petty case DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 28

11:16am Fri 18 Oct 13

Blind Haze says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy

s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them.


"Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice".

"Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual."

sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!!
.seems a petty case
Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts.

If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them. "Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice". "Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual." sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!! .seems a petty case[/p][/quote]Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts. If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police. Blind Haze
  • Score: 27

11:39am Fri 18 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

If Chapman (come to think of it that's a bit of an unfortunate name under the circumstances isn't it?) considers it to be such a dark secret perhaps he or she shouldn't have chosen the Police service.

Seems to me that there could be a significantly enhanced risk of blackmail pressure being brought to bear by criminals who might be 'in the know'.
If Chapman (come to think of it that's a bit of an unfortunate name under the circumstances isn't it?) considers it to be such a dark secret perhaps he or she shouldn't have chosen the Police service. Seems to me that there could be a significantly enhanced risk of blackmail pressure being brought to bear by criminals who might be 'in the know'. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 14

11:59am Fri 18 Oct 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Blind Haze wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy


s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them.


"Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice".

"Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual."

sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!!
.seems a petty case
Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts.

If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police.
They can do many things to change themselves...but the voice is a hard one, theres a op to tighten/loosen the strings.
[quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them. "Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice". "Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual." sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!! .seems a petty case[/p][/quote]Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts. If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police.[/p][/quote]They can do many things to change themselves...but the voice is a hard one, theres a op to tighten/loosen the strings. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 4

12:23pm Fri 18 Oct 13

reptile says...

Just goes to show, they are fooling nobody.
Just goes to show, they are fooling nobody. reptile
  • Score: 9

1:07pm Fri 18 Oct 13

supermadmax says...

At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately.

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2465669/Transsexual-
police-officer-sues-
force-forced-police-
radio.html
At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2465669/Transsexual- police-officer-sues- force-forced-police- radio.html supermadmax
  • Score: 1

1:33pm Fri 18 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Blind Haze wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy



s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them.


"Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice".

"Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual."

sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!!
.seems a petty case
Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts.

If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police.
They can do many things to change themselves...but the voice is a hard one, theres a op to tighten/loosen the strings.
Please don't tell me they fit a little violin peg box!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: Now this is a story...beats how i lost 40 stone and someone opening a clothes shop, Transsexuals/ladyboy s do have a few problems and can be over sensitive and just ready to pounce when they think something is said against them. "Her claim centres on three incidents since October last year when she had to speak to the police force's control room via her radio handset and an operator did not believe who she was, claimed she had a male voice". "Pc Chapman claims that she was forced to reply that she was a transsexual." sounds a perfectly normal thing for an operator to ask(query), anyone could have used the radio, ...and whats more she is a Transsexual..!!! .seems a petty case[/p][/quote]Very true - if a male voice calls me and says her name is Rebecca then I would have my doubts. If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it, especially when it involves the police.[/p][/quote]They can do many things to change themselves...but the voice is a hard one, theres a op to tighten/loosen the strings.[/p][/quote]Please don't tell me they fit a little violin peg box! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Fri 18 Oct 13

Ivadda Goodhump says...

Why the Police ever employed such an emotionally fragile person is beyond me. They knew of his/her issues before taking it on full time, no doubt with glee as it fulfilled the politically correct quota for that year.
Why the Police ever employed such an emotionally fragile person is beyond me. They knew of his/her issues before taking it on full time, no doubt with glee as it fulfilled the politically correct quota for that year. Ivadda Goodhump
  • Score: 10

2:30pm Fri 18 Oct 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

supermadmax wrote:
At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately.

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/news/article-

2465669/Transsexual-

police-officer-sues-

force-forced-police-

radio.html
What ever tickles your fancy Supermadmax.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2465669/Transsexual- police-officer-sues- force-forced-police- radio.html[/p][/quote]What ever tickles your fancy Supermadmax. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Fri 18 Oct 13

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Not a good week for the Police Federation
Not a good week for the Police Federation GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Fri 18 Oct 13

Ricky T Back says...

supermadmax wrote:
At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately.

http://www.dailymail

.co.uk/news/article-

2465669/Transsexual-

police-officer-sues-

force-forced-police-

radio.html
Hands like Henry Cooper.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2465669/Transsexual- police-officer-sues- force-forced-police- radio.html[/p][/quote]Hands like Henry Cooper. Ricky T Back
  • Score: 5

3:27pm Fri 18 Oct 13

MrsLynn says...

If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual?
As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number.
Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery.
If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual? As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number. Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery. MrsLynn
  • Score: -3

4:44pm Fri 18 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

MrsLynn wrote:
If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual?
As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number.
Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery.
What brain surgery might that be then?

All of us men (at least those of us who survive from day to day within the tender institution of wedded bliss) know full well that that the brain of the female of the species is definitely hard wired differently to that of the male.

However, I seriously doubt whether there is a single surgeon anywhere on this planet who has the ability to poke around inside the female grey matter and locate the LOGIC switch in order to then reset it to the 'ON' position.

'In yer dreams' MrsLyn.
[quote][p][bold]MrsLynn[/bold] wrote: If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual? As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number. Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery.[/p][/quote]What brain surgery might that be then? All of us men (at least those of us who survive from day to day within the tender institution of wedded bliss) know full well that that the brain of the female of the species is definitely hard wired differently to that of the male. However, I seriously doubt whether there is a single surgeon anywhere on this planet who has the ability to poke around inside the female grey matter and locate the LOGIC switch in order to then reset it to the 'ON' position. 'In yer dreams' MrsLyn. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Fri 18 Oct 13

Baker-Boy says...

Please tell me this is all one big joke. Good job on the operator for protecting safety of people rather than hand out information to anyone. Next week if there was a story about a man posed as a woman office and got all this informal out of the police there would be a bigger outcry. Also why are people not proud of who they are anymore what ever they may be
Please tell me this is all one big joke. Good job on the operator for protecting safety of people rather than hand out information to anyone. Next week if there was a story about a man posed as a woman office and got all this informal out of the police there would be a bigger outcry. Also why are people not proud of who they are anymore what ever they may be Baker-Boy
  • Score: 7

6:36pm Fri 18 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

In this day and age. we have responsibilities to maintain a high degree of fairness, without prejudice to all, including race, sex, diversity , and religion.

The ignorance showed by the police radio operative, just goes to show, how inept some people can be.
In this day and age. we have responsibilities to maintain a high degree of fairness, without prejudice to all, including race, sex, diversity , and religion. The ignorance showed by the police radio operative, just goes to show, how inept some people can be. Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: -12

6:47pm Fri 18 Oct 13

pendulum says...

I hope the radio operator doesn't experience any problems as a result of this unjustified complaint. I imagine some or all of this gender work was undertaken by the NHS. Not content with leeching that money, she's going after some more from her employer now. Disgraceful.
I hope the radio operator doesn't experience any problems as a result of this unjustified complaint. I imagine some or all of this gender work was undertaken by the NHS. Not content with leeching that money, she's going after some more from her employer now. Disgraceful. pendulum
  • Score: 7

7:37pm Fri 18 Oct 13

Ricky T Back says...

Ricky T Back wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately.

http://www.dailymail


.co.uk/news/article-


2465669/Transsexual-


police-officer-sues-


force-forced-police-


radio.html
Hands like Henry Cooper.
Talks like him too it would seem.
[quote][p][bold]Ricky T Back[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: At first glance she does not look like a man to be fair. Normally the Adams apple gives the game away immediately. http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2465669/Transsexual- police-officer-sues- force-forced-police- radio.html[/p][/quote]Hands like Henry Cooper.[/p][/quote]Talks like him too it would seem. Ricky T Back
  • Score: 3

8:38pm Fri 18 Oct 13

MrsLynn says...

OMPITA wrote:
MrsLynn wrote:
If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual?
As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number.
Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery.
What brain surgery might that be then?

All of us men (at least those of us who survive from day to day within the tender institution of wedded bliss) know full well that that the brain of the female of the species is definitely hard wired differently to that of the male.

However, I seriously doubt whether there is a single surgeon anywhere on this planet who has the ability to poke around inside the female grey matter and locate the LOGIC switch in order to then reset it to the 'ON' position.

'In yer dreams' MrsLyn.
What brain surgery might that be then? ........ 'In yer dreams' MrsLyn.

Oh my, I would never imagine that dream for myself for it would then be a nightmare.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsLynn[/bold] wrote: If this person claims to be a woman then why yell out to all to hear that she is still claiming to be transing her sex by using the term trans-sexual? As a former employee of a sheriff's office easy enough to check on the caller by asking for their badge number and/or car number. Maybe someone might be able to tell me who the surgeons are that are transing a persons gender when that would require brain surgery.[/p][/quote]What brain surgery might that be then? All of us men (at least those of us who survive from day to day within the tender institution of wedded bliss) know full well that that the brain of the female of the species is definitely hard wired differently to that of the male. However, I seriously doubt whether there is a single surgeon anywhere on this planet who has the ability to poke around inside the female grey matter and locate the LOGIC switch in order to then reset it to the 'ON' position. 'In yer dreams' MrsLyn.[/p][/quote]What brain surgery might that be then? ........ 'In yer dreams' MrsLyn. Oh my, I would never imagine that dream for myself for it would then be a nightmare. MrsLynn
  • Score: 0

10:25pm Fri 18 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Self Rightous labels the police radio operative as being ignorant and inept. What a scurrilous and grossly unfair thing to say!

Blind Haze hit the nail fairly and squarely on the head by saying, quite sensibly I thought, that “If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it”.

What else could we - as the general public who look to these people to protect us - have expected the radio operative to have done? For all he or she might have known an officer could have been incapacitated and some dangerous criminal taken control of that officer’s radio with malicious intent. Hardly the time to start fingering through the manual on Gender Discrimination dos and don’ts is it?

Well done to the operative! On behalf of the great unwashed may I thank you for using your initiative and exercising your judgement so positively in response to an unknown situation.
Self Rightous labels the police radio operative as being ignorant and inept. What a scurrilous and grossly unfair thing to say! Blind Haze hit the nail fairly and squarely on the head by saying, quite sensibly I thought, that “If the control room has any doubt who is on the other end of the radio handset then they need to question it”. What else could we - as the general public who look to these people to protect us - have expected the radio operative to have done? For all he or she might have known an officer could have been incapacitated and some dangerous criminal taken control of that officer’s radio with malicious intent. Hardly the time to start fingering through the manual on Gender Discrimination dos and don’ts is it? Well done to the operative! On behalf of the great unwashed may I thank you for using your initiative and exercising your judgement so positively in response to an unknown situation. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 8

1:43am Sat 19 Oct 13

leigh-my-town says...

Grow up tranny. Get on with your life!
Grow up tranny. Get on with your life! leigh-my-town
  • Score: 3

8:38am Sat 19 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I continue to be intrigued by this item..

Is Officer at the centre of this debacle formally known as a PC or a WPC?

If the radio operator received a 'male sounding voice' call from PC XXX then why would there have been any reason to question its authenticity?

If however the caller identified themself as WPC XXX then I can understand how and why the question was raised.

If the latter applies then why doesn't the news article refer to WPC and not PC?

As usual, we've only been given half the story! What a shame there wasn't just a little bit more journalistic investigation carried our before publication.
I continue to be intrigued by this item.. Is Officer at the centre of this debacle formally known as a PC or a WPC? If the radio operator received a 'male sounding voice' call from PC XXX then why would there have been any reason to question its authenticity? If however the caller identified themself as WPC XXX then I can understand how and why the question was raised. If the latter applies then why doesn't the news article refer to WPC and not PC? As usual, we've only been given half the story! What a shame there wasn't just a little bit more journalistic investigation carried our before publication. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

11:03am Sat 19 Oct 13

TheaWells says...

You don't identify yourself as a gender when calling control.. you give them your call sign so for example Emma may have said "Alpha Romeo 334" when calling through and control reply with "Go ahead Alpha Romeo 334"
Control can see who is signed on (when you start work you log in to the computer and sign your call sign on) and can also see when your Airwaves are on and who the airwave belongs to.
I worked with Emma for a few years and her voice wasn't THAT manly... I can think of a few male officers and a control operator who had very feminine voices but they were never asked to disclose their gender.
Emma has always been very tolerant of peoples ignorance, ready to answer questions and very patient when the general public questioned her.
She is (or was when I worked with her) a very kind and caring person and wasn't 'doing this' to get attention or due to any 'brain issues' she wanted to be known as Emma and ALL OF US respected her and I never once heard any officer speak ill of her.
The person on control was being an **** intentionally and should be fired. I can't understand why no one on duty who could hear this didn't chip in and tell the operator to STFU. In my day we would have!
You don't identify yourself as a gender when calling control.. you give them your call sign so for example Emma may have said "Alpha Romeo 334" when calling through and control reply with "Go ahead Alpha Romeo 334" Control can see who is signed on (when you start work you log in to the computer and sign your call sign on) and can also see when your Airwaves are on and who the airwave belongs to. I worked with Emma for a few years and her voice wasn't THAT manly... I can think of a few male officers and a control operator who had very feminine voices but they were never asked to disclose their gender. Emma has always been very tolerant of peoples ignorance, ready to answer questions and very patient when the general public questioned her. She is (or was when I worked with her) a very kind and caring person and wasn't 'doing this' to get attention or due to any 'brain issues' she wanted to be known as Emma and ALL OF US respected her and I never once heard any officer speak ill of her. The person on control was being an **** intentionally and should be fired. I can't understand why no one on duty who could hear this didn't chip in and tell the operator to STFU. In my day we would have! TheaWells
  • Score: 1

11:07am Sat 19 Oct 13

TheaWells says...

So the word for donkey... a s s ... is censored but STFU isn't ?

The echo do know what an a s s is right? Or do they think I mean A r s e ?

Is that even censored or have they messed their spelling up again? arse
So the word for donkey... a s s ... is censored but STFU isn't ? The echo do know what an a s s is right? Or do they think I mean A r s e ? Is that even censored or have they messed their spelling up again? arse TheaWells
  • Score: 3

11:08am Sat 19 Oct 13

TheaWells says...

HA HA..... ridiculous.. you can't say A S S but you can say arse!!!! wttf?
HA HA..... ridiculous.. you can't say A S S but you can say arse!!!! wttf? TheaWells
  • Score: 4

11:38am Sat 19 Oct 13

Spidey999 says...

I've meet Emma several times during jobs working together.
Sounds like some control room bulling going on,
Good luck I hope you get the right result and someone is dragged over the fire for this!
I've meet Emma several times during jobs working together. Sounds like some control room bulling going on, Good luck I hope you get the right result and someone is dragged over the fire for this! Spidey999
  • Score: -3

12:31pm Sat 19 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

TheaWells wrote:
HA HA..... ridiculous.. you can't say A S S but you can say arse!!!! wttf?
It all goes to show that no one 'in the office' actually reads the submitted comments, they're simply all vetted by a Big Brother software programme - (which I strongly suspect was probably written by a Mormon!)

Note: The submissions spell checker is American to begin with.

I once tried to use the the phrase P-U-S-S-Y Footing in one submission.

They didn't like the 'P' word at all, and it was censored out!
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: HA HA..... ridiculous.. you can't say A S S but you can say arse!!!! wttf?[/p][/quote]It all goes to show that no one 'in the office' actually reads the submitted comments, they're simply all vetted by a Big Brother software programme - (which I strongly suspect was probably written by a Mormon!) Note: The submissions spell checker is American to begin with. I once tried to use the the phrase P-U-S-S-Y Footing in one submission. They didn't like the 'P' word at all, and it was censored out! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

7:33pm Sat 19 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

OMPITA wrote:
I continue to be intrigued by this item..

Is Officer at the centre of this debacle formally known as a PC or a WPC?

If the radio operator received a 'male sounding voice' call from PC XXX then why would there have been any reason to question its authenticity?

If however the caller identified themself as WPC XXX then I can understand how and why the question was raised.

If the latter applies then why doesn't the news article refer to WPC and not PC?

As usual, we've only been given half the story! What a shame there wasn't just a little bit more journalistic investigation carried our before publication.
Are you still in the dark ages, they are all P.C's Male or Female, the term WPC is non existent and has been for years.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: I continue to be intrigued by this item.. Is Officer at the centre of this debacle formally known as a PC or a WPC? If the radio operator received a 'male sounding voice' call from PC XXX then why would there have been any reason to question its authenticity? If however the caller identified themself as WPC XXX then I can understand how and why the question was raised. If the latter applies then why doesn't the news article refer to WPC and not PC? As usual, we've only been given half the story! What a shame there wasn't just a little bit more journalistic investigation carried our before publication.[/p][/quote]Are you still in the dark ages, they are all P.C's Male or Female, the term WPC is non existent and has been for years. Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 1

8:45pm Sat 19 Oct 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Spidey999 wrote:
I've meet Emma several times during jobs working together.
Sounds like some control room bulling going on,
Good luck I hope you get the right result and someone is dragged over the fire for this!
you mean like a jolly jape, a bit of banter etc.....well if so she should get a sense of humour installed.
[quote][p][bold]Spidey999[/bold] wrote: I've meet Emma several times during jobs working together. Sounds like some control room bulling going on, Good luck I hope you get the right result and someone is dragged over the fire for this![/p][/quote]you mean like a jolly jape, a bit of banter etc.....well if so she should get a sense of humour installed. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

10:07pm Sat 19 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Self Righthous Be Thankful inquires whether I am living in the dark ages.

Maybe so, although of course one man’s 'Dark Ages' might well be another’s 'Halcyon Days'. It all depends on your individual perspective I suppose.

I do however unequivocally defer to his up to date knowledge apropos the dropping of the letter ‘W’ from the term ‘WPC’. I wonder when that happened.

What’s that? Oh, my cell mate Charlie just butted in and said it was around the back end of 1999. Apparently his claim to fame is being the last one ever to get nicked by a WPC before they became PCs (Proper Coppers).

Would you believe it –he still worships her photo which has pride of place on top of the baccy tin)

Come to think of it that was probably around the same time that the letter ‘e’ got dropped from the word Righteous wasn't it?

Never mind, we could always try to pin that one on the Millennium Bug.
Armintersay there has to be something that we can actually blame it for innit?
Self Righthous Be Thankful inquires whether I am living in the dark ages. Maybe so, although of course one man’s 'Dark Ages' might well be another’s 'Halcyon Days'. It all depends on your individual perspective I suppose. I do however unequivocally defer to his up to date knowledge apropos the dropping of the letter ‘W’ from the term ‘WPC’. I wonder when that happened. What’s that? Oh, my cell mate Charlie just butted in and said it was around the back end of 1999. Apparently his claim to fame is being the last one ever to get nicked by a WPC before they became PCs (Proper Coppers). Would you believe it –he still worships her photo which has pride of place on top of the baccy tin) Come to think of it that was probably around the same time that the letter ‘e’ got dropped from the word Righteous wasn't it? Never mind, we could always try to pin that one on the Millennium Bug. Armintersay there has to be something that we can actually blame it for innit? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

10:41pm Sat 19 Oct 13

MrsLynn says...

This site is totally nonfunctional...no clarity nor responses in order of replies.
This site is totally nonfunctional...no clarity nor responses in order of replies. MrsLynn
  • Score: -2

7:15am Sun 20 Oct 13

Self Rightous Be Thankful says...

OMPITA wrote:
Self Righthous Be Thankful inquires whether I am living in the dark ages.

Maybe so, although of course one man’s 'Dark Ages' might well be another’s 'Halcyon Days'. It all depends on your individual perspective I suppose.

I do however unequivocally defer to his up to date knowledge apropos the dropping of the letter ‘W’ from the term ‘WPC’. I wonder when that happened.

What’s that? Oh, my cell mate Charlie just butted in and said it was around the back end of 1999. Apparently his claim to fame is being the last one ever to get nicked by a WPC before they became PCs (Proper Coppers).

Would you believe it –he still worships her photo which has pride of place on top of the baccy tin)

Come to think of it that was probably around the same time that the letter ‘e’ got dropped from the word Righteous wasn't it?

Never mind, we could always try to pin that one on the Millennium Bug.
Armintersay there has to be something that we can actually blame it for innit?
Your jug over flows with knowledge, try not to spill too much?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Self Righthous Be Thankful inquires whether I am living in the dark ages. Maybe so, although of course one man’s 'Dark Ages' might well be another’s 'Halcyon Days'. It all depends on your individual perspective I suppose. I do however unequivocally defer to his up to date knowledge apropos the dropping of the letter ‘W’ from the term ‘WPC’. I wonder when that happened. What’s that? Oh, my cell mate Charlie just butted in and said it was around the back end of 1999. Apparently his claim to fame is being the last one ever to get nicked by a WPC before they became PCs (Proper Coppers). Would you believe it –he still worships her photo which has pride of place on top of the baccy tin) Come to think of it that was probably around the same time that the letter ‘e’ got dropped from the word Righteous wasn't it? Never mind, we could always try to pin that one on the Millennium Bug. Armintersay there has to be something that we can actually blame it for innit?[/p][/quote]Your jug over flows with knowledge, try not to spill too much? Self Rightous Be Thankful
  • Score: 1

7:50am Sun 20 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

That would be 'overflows' wouldn't it?

Oops! sorry - I've gone and spilled the bl--dy jug again haven't I?

I'm afraid that's a consequence of being banged up with Charlie and his Whitaker's Almanack 23 hours a day.
That would be 'overflows' wouldn't it? Oops! sorry - I've gone and spilled the bl--dy jug again haven't I? I'm afraid that's a consequence of being banged up with Charlie and his Whitaker's Almanack 23 hours a day. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

4:20pm Sun 20 Oct 13

Discouraged says...

The force did not discriminate by employing PC Chapman in the first place and it is not the fault of the radio operator or the force itself if PC Chapman's voice sounds male.Frivolous claim adding to our council tax.
The force did not discriminate by employing PC Chapman in the first place and it is not the fault of the radio operator or the force itself if PC Chapman's voice sounds male.Frivolous claim adding to our council tax. Discouraged
  • Score: 9

6:18pm Sun 20 Oct 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

It wouldn't look too frivolous if in the event of there being a payout she donated it to an appropriate deserving charity.

Now there's a thought!
It wouldn't look too frivolous if in the event of there being a payout she donated it to an appropriate deserving charity. Now there's a thought! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 3

12:18am Fri 25 Oct 13

Rich;'Carol says...

Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh !
Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh ! Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 0

12:25am Fri 25 Oct 13

Rich;'Carol says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh !
How can you take this seriously if he/she said Evening all or book him Danno or Your nicked I would wet my drawers ! So funny aint it ? Where does he/she keep the truncheon front or back of the uniform.
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh ![/p][/quote]How can you take this seriously if he/she said Evening all or book him Danno or Your nicked I would wet my drawers ! So funny aint it ? Where does he/she keep the truncheon front or back of the uniform. Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 1

12:25am Fri 25 Oct 13

Rich;'Carol says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh !
How can you take this seriously if he/she said Evening all or book him Danno or Your nicked I would wet my drawers ! So funny aint it ? Where does he/she keep the truncheon front or back of the uniform.
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: Didn't read this story as its sounds to weird to bother with but I had to laugh at the headlines. OMG what is this world coming to ? Always trust a policeman .. Well what to say next is going to get me banned from this website so I will say nothing and just laugh ![/p][/quote]How can you take this seriously if he/she said Evening all or book him Danno or Your nicked I would wet my drawers ! So funny aint it ? Where does he/she keep the truncheon front or back of the uniform. Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 1

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