NSW Police Takes Break From Memes, Launches Podcast, Says ‘Lol Good One’ To Actual Police Work
You know how there simply aren’t enough true crime podcasts around at the moment? Well guess what team, you’re in luck because NSW Police has launched their very own podcast! Yes! Those same guys who seemingly spend a big chunk of their time posting cringe memes on Facebook that only garner interaction from boomers and Gen Xers with Facebook brain have decided that they also wanna spend their resources on a cute little podcast.
The long-awaited and desperately needed pod is called “State Crime Command – Investigations” and apparently it will explore long standing cold cases by “reaching out to the public and seeking information" for help in closing them.
🎧BRAND NEW🎧 Check out the official podcast series of the NSW Police Force! State Crime Command takes you into the minds of the investigators as they work to close active cases and bring justice for victims.
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) August 14, 2020
Why dedicate police resources to issues like Indigenous deaths in custody, over representation of Indigenous people in prison, widespread corruption, or the pervasive internal misogyny of the force when you could just take a nice comfy seat, rip out a few cold cases from the 'too hard' pile, and ask the public to do your work for you?
Solving cold cases is a great cause, obviously, but this whole podcast idea feels like it came straight out of NSW Police's latest marketing brainstorm, run by some folks who are determined to keep up the positive-spin narrative via the latest trends. TV show? Check. Memes? Check. Podcast? Ooh we haven’t tried that.
The issue here is twofold. First off, there's the weird blurring of the line between serious cold case investigations and entertainment, which feels like something that’s only ok to do (and barely) if your main job isn’t to solve said cases.
Second, there’s the potential conflict of interest stuff. If a case under investigation was hindered in the past by less-than-ideal police work, are the police themselves really going to advertise that? A non-fiction podcast delving into past cold cases requires the facts to be relayed unskewed, but such a pod being produced by the police themselves kind of throws the whole “objectivity” thing – a value that all good true-crime journalists strive for – out the window.
True crime podcasts, if they are to fully commit to doing the utmost to solve the mysteries presented in them, must by design aim to question everyone and everything involved in the crime and its subsequent investigation. This includes interrogating the role played by the police. Can we trust NSW Police to do that? Or is this just a fun little way to jack up positive PR and at the same time get the public to do the hard yards for them? Feels like the latter.
So yeah, cool and normal stuff from NSW Police. Anyway, to honour the launch of their new podcast, we've compiled some of the cringiest moments in NSW Police posting. A little highlight reel of police time and money being put to good use, if you will.
Good bois, good bois, Whatcha gonna do, Whatcha gonna do, When they bork at you?
Bork!! Hahahahaha. Cos they're doggos. Look guys. DOGGOS. OMG.
Pineapple on pizza! now there’s an arrestable offence ;) hahahaha look at how relatable we are. Hope this distracts you from the fact we strip search underage girls at festivals!
Officer: count to ten please.
Officer: just what I suspected, it's showing you're a good boy. pic.twitter.com/lS4vjuBrcZ
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) September 18, 2017
Tag a mate who loves pineapple 🍍 on their pizza 🍕
Uh oh look everyone haha pineapple on pizza, again?! haha someone call Rove, we have a What The...? contender! We have a personality!
Hahaha omg so right, both those things are annoying XD. Keep up the good work, officer!
Never have I ever gone over the speed limit. *the whole of NSW takes a sip* #slowdown
Almost 1200 people died on Australian roads last year. But yes, funny post!
I hate that this is stuck in my head.
Saying "MAFS is on at 7:30!" won't get you out of a speeding ticket tonight. Slow down.
oh lol. damn haha
Look, I was gonna keep going but essentially 80% of their memes are just doggo (ugh) or pineapple on pizza posts. You get the point.
Just stop posting memes, put the mic down, and do your job you freaks.
Main Image Credit: NSW Police
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