So, an update is apparently due.
I have come back from peace and quiet away from the smoke, to hear that PC Gary Toms has died from the injuries he sustained whilst attempting to arrest a number of Robbery Suspects.
Sad news for the Police, for the Met, for Gary's department and team, and for his friends and family.
On top of that, more officers injured doing their duty.
I also come back to the news (via email) that we are still racist in my division, in case whilst away I started to believe that I was open minded or relaxed.
It's always nice to be told how you feel, in case you get confused.
Never mind. The being away did me good, not least because I managed to not think about the following: Protests, Detections, Crime in general, House prices, The Recession, Sleep deprivation and, of course, Shaving.
Instead, I have been mostly seeing this, whilst visiting Southernshire. Or was it Ruralshire..?
No Detection here
No fighting, spitting, domestic violence here.
No evidence of an offence in sight
Meanwhile, please give a warm welcome to two more Police blogs that have appeared.
The first is Southernshire Constabulary, a PC on response in Southernshire - of course - and the second (new-ish blog) is Sierra Charlie, an SPC based in Metrocity.
As Nightjack sadly leaves, others move to try to fill the gap left by his departure.