There goes one of the perks of the job

Undercover work must be real tough…the constant risk of being discovered…the unpleasant consequences of that discovery…surely they can blag a root now and then?

Turns out if you are an undercover cop in the UK that would be no… no rooting on the job. Maybe Auckland Council could institute a similar ban.

Undercover police are to be banned from having sex with the people they are spying on.

A new code of ethics for all officers will be used to make clear to covert teams that they must not engage in sexual relationships.

College of Policing chief executive Alex Marshall revealed a new training course has been imposed to cover officers authorising undercover work.  

It follows a raft of allegations made since former PC Mark Kennedy was unmasked in 2011 as an undercover officer who spied on environmental protesters as long-haired dropout Mark ‘Flash’ Stone.

As the Daily Mail revealed in 2011, Kennedy indulged his penchant for sleeping with impressionable female activists, even when it was not necessary for his undercover role.

Nice work if you can get it.

Looks like he took “undercover” literally.


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  • maninblack

    fuck sleeping with a hairy bush pig environmental protester.

    • Bunswalla

      You don’t want them, you want the dewy, doe-eyed 19 year olds that still believe in the Easter Bunny but are desperate to break free from their parents and start out on this grand adventure called life. They haven’t been this excited since they rode their horse at age 13.

  • williamabong

    Is it different if you are the mayor of a major western city and you play hide the sausage with an employee you helped to get a job in the organization you work for, even if you are a married man and campaigned on a family values platform.
    It must be okay if it was only a short term thing and only lasted a couple of years, helped along by your wife being so thick she believed the bs about being the only one and never having happened before, none of these things cast any doubt on your integrity to govern.

  • James Stephenson

    I predict a sudden increase males joining protest groups…act a bit suss and you’ll be scoring just so they can be sure you’re not a cop.

    • LabTested

      Don’t get carried away & sign on for any Artic protest voyages or you might end up scoring with your cell mate called Ivan

      • James Stephenson

        Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves.

  • Chancey

    Well its only a code of ethics, His Eminence is bound by two and still believes they don’t apply to him. Perhaps we should get the Local Government Act amended to spell it out. It will need to be a comprehensive overhaul to include all possible eventualities – do you think god might be available to assist with drafting the Legislation?

    • parorchestia

      Don’t need God – the description of a fit and proper person would suffice. Though You-know-who is fit – he can do the horizontal pole hump in under 2 minutes. But proper – No he ain’t.

      • dumbshit

        might have been a knee trembler

  • Pissedoffyouth

    So any new people to a crim group have to join in on sex or they will be called out as undercover? jeez thats dumb

  • Tom

    Next they’ll have to tell the targets that they are undercover police. Otherwise it’s not faaaaiiiiirrrr

  • Dick Brown

    In one hand I’m of a mind to agree with the overarching theme of the policy (negation of the honey trap defence) but on the other hand if you are in a room with a dozen burly gang members gettin’ it ON with the laydees on a Friday night then it would be in direct contradiction to established Health and Safety laws if Constable Shady didn’t play along.

  • Harvey Wilson

    Bugger that. I was an undercover cop for 20 years and only stayed in it for the sex.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Undercover Cops don’t look like that (avatar)
      Oh, sorry Harvey ball banger, you were in disguise, maybe they do