My great mate Donna Jordan has wrote this fantastic guest post that contains some wonderful news.
ROCK ON PC BOLTON
PC Cliff Bolton (a Bexley policeman who’s part of the Blendon + Penhill Safer Neighbourhoods team) had a lucky escape today . . . . . . .because if I’d seen him today I’d have grabbed him,squeezed him hard + planted a big wet kiss on his mush !! Now I’m not in the habit of assaulting,sexually or otherwise, police officers (ok, I did once do a Jackie Chan slap,kick,punch on a female officer but she had just taken my lovely chocolate gateau off me because it was “evidence” . . . .but thats another story + since it all took place in a dream I once had it doesn’t count) but sometimes actions speak louder than words and “well done matey!” just wouldn’t cut it.
The reason for this over display of gratitude + affection ? Well I’ve never felt genuine admiration for any officer in the Met before ( apart from the police dogs + horses but are they officers? Thats another question for another day) + its never entered my abyss ( thats what I affectionately call my mind) to put pen to paper + sing the praises of a POLICE OFFICER but in the case of PC Cliff Bolton I just had to spread that warm, fuzzy feeling I got in my tummy after hearing about his pioneering work in the Met. You see PC Bolton is that exception that proves the rule – he is a police officer that thinks out of the box. PC Bolton was alert enough to notice that a significant number of the youths arrested for anti-social behaviour had Autisim Spectrum Disorders + he also knew the majority of his fellow officers had little, if any, awareness of ASD . . . .was there a link? Using his initiative he set about educating his colleagues on/about ASD in the hope that this new awareness would help reduce incidents + assaults on officers.
Today PC Bolton runs autisim awareness sessions for Met officers + is responsible for Autisim awareness becoming part of the Met Police Training (he also has an online special group on Aware). He well deserves the award he recieved in recognition of being the pioneer of autisim awareness in the Met. . . . . . . . .all I have to say is WELL DONE MATEY MWAH !!!!!!!
Guest post by.. Donna Jordan