Another Luton related story I have been slow to blog about is the news that the next Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police is to be the wonderfully named Alf Hitchcock. Mr Hitchcock will take over when the current Chief Constable, Gillian Parker, retires at the end of the year. More here.
Bedfordshire Police, as the smallest force in the UK, seems to have been struggling to find a clear strategic direction over the last few years. What appeared to have been the current Chief Constable’s plan to merge with the Hertfordshire force has recently fallen through. So Mr Hitchcock has quite a challenge on his hands.
I confess, it would be without a shadow of a doubt too easy to get spellbound by the comic possibilities of Hitchcock’s name and get into a frenzy of telling bad jokes related to the work of a notorious film director. But given my own strange name that sort of thing would be for the birds, money for old rope, and I would definitely be talking about the wrong man. So before you get vertigo and develop the suspicion that I’ve gone psycho I’ll take the 39 steps needed to open the torn curtain, go out the rear window and head off north by northwest. 🙂
This content was originally posted on my old Strange Thoughts blog.