RetiredAndAngry

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...

More Questions Than Answers

Today Sajid Javid and others met with some very senior Police Officers. They had their meeting, as though that might solve the problem, and the NPCC types were told to go away and come...

No Direct Link Between Certain Crimes & Police Numbers

“I have to tell you that this kind of scaremongering does nobody any good” “This crying wolf has to stop.” “No direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers” All of these quotes come...

Just What Have The Tories Done To Policing?

It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since 2010 to be honest. My opinions have never been favourable to the Tories, but apart from the constant, ongoing, reduction in officers I’ve never really put...