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ThirdSunRising t1_je64oji wrote

I love that they had the gall to use DUMY as their fake call sign. Assign it to DUMY and it's handled! DUMY is at the scene right now. Most productive unit in the whole system.


Lenayal t1_je6bisv wrote

Dissolve Holyrood and put the money it would save back into local areas for Police, Fire Service, councils etc. The public deserves better.


Liandan t1_je6ch3a wrote

Who gave the orders to set this dereliction of duty farce up. Police Scotland are a disgrace.


GreenStrong t1_je6qbmk wrote

Tell me what would happen if you dissolved Holyrood and added powdered root of Asphodel.

"I don't know sir"

You don't know? Well, let's try again... Where, Mr. Potter, would you look if I asked you to get me a bezoar?


Mitthrawnuruo t1_je76pqi wrote

For American readers.

Police had a (fake) unit on duty, called sign DUMY.

They were not using a fake dispatch system.

Calls would be assigned to Dumy, and often not handled at all.


Singular_Thought t1_je76y1p wrote

>The practice was halted briefly in January 2015, when the control system was being upgraded to a new system known as Storm Unity, and the DUMY call sign was no longer available.

>But staff at Bilton Glen "lobbied" senior management to re-introduce it to the new system, and this was approved by a senior person whose name and title has been redacted on the documents.

Wow. I read the article expecting to find that DUMY was a test object setup by developers and QA people to test the system while being developed… and then end users found it and started using it to suff away work.

Instead it turns out that the end users demanded the DUMY object be created so they could use it… and someone approved this.


Jeoh t1_jead7ff wrote

All cops are dummies