RetiredAndAngry

PTSD – Have We Really Improved?

Before I get going I’d just like to make it clear that this is not a competition. My scars are not bigger or worse than your scars. We are who we are and we...

Policing – Experience vs Degrees & Direct Entry

I have never heard the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Cressida Dick, denounce the College of Policing’s soon-to-be-enacted policy of No Entry to the Police Service without a degree unless it’s via the...

How Grass Roots Front Line Policing Gave Us Police Now

I almost apologise for banging on about Police Now. I’ll stop soon, honest. One of the things that stretched my curiosity was “how did Police Now come to exist in the first place?” I...

Police Now – A Slight Reprise

It hasn’t been long since my last critique of Police Now and, in my opinion, not much has changed and nothing has improved. The constant conversations going on over Social Media served nothing more...

Funding The Police or Foreign Aid?

Part One It is no secret that Central Government funding of the Police is steadily reducing and has been since 2010 when that Camoron person just about scraped home in a General Election. The...

Police Now – Impact Assessment

I have read much on Twitter this week about Police Now and how they have contributed to the world of Policing. I was particularly taken with their response to a conversation on Twitter regarding...

More Smoke And Mirrors

Knife Crime. Who is to blame? Certainly anyone carrying or wielding a knife without a reasonable excuse or lawful authority is to blame. Government silliness might make you think that Teachers or the NHS...

Direct Entry

Some of you may recall that I recently had a small swipe at the College of Policing over their lack of transparency re Direct Entry. After my slightly bigger swipe at Police Now I...

Police Now

I have had my concerns about Police Now for some time, almost since their inception really. You can call me a Conspiracy Theorist if you like (I’ve been called worse) but the whole thing...

Is This What Police Burn-Out Looks Like?

Burnout in the Police Service is something I have been fearful of for quite a while. I hear stories of officers being burnt out, Forces struggling to cope with demand but I’ve never really...