To elect for early retirement from a police force or other civil service (often on health grounds) rather than wait for the results of a disciplinary hearing likely to have a detrimental effect on ones career prospects. Plodrodgering was particularly prevalent in the British Met. Police in the mid 1990s but has become less so recently following a government clampdown.
Do you think that incompetent berk will get the boot after the hearing Noddy ?
No Chief, I wouldn't be surprised if he hasn't already decided on plodrodgering !