Monthly Archive: July 2012

The Queen’s Half Hour

The Queen’s Half Hour

Unsurprisingly I am still waiting for any kind of reply to my original request fro data from 2 Forces, Cumbria and Lincolnshire.  They have both had reminders about their legal obligations on 12th and...

HMIC – The Appointment Brief

HMIC – The Appointment Brief

I must really stop banging on about Tom Winsor and his recent appointment to the post of Chief Inspector HMIC, only I can’t because it still won’t reconcile itself within my head. If you’ve...

The Factory Worker Mentality

The Factory Worker Mentality

PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS BLOG IF YOU ARE FEELING DELICATE AND MAY BE EASILY UPSET, NORMAL SERVICE WILL BE RESUMED SHORTLY.  YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED. I did promise that I wouldn’t make personal...

The Appointment of Mr Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector HMIC

The Appointment of Mr Tom Winsor as Chief Inspector HMIC

Hello again friends, I want to start by making it quite clear that neither this blog, nor my previous one on Mr Tom Winsor is a personal attack on him, with the sole exception...

From Behind The Cloak of Anonymity

From Behind The Cloak of Anonymity

I have been thinking a lot over the last few days about those of us who tweet or blog from behind a cloak of anonymity.  I completely and utterly understand why a serving officer...

Our Shrinking Police Service

Our Shrinking Police Service

Dear Reader The Home Office has kindly released the figures for the ‘Policing Strength of England and Wales’ as at 31st March 2012,  Yesterday’s headline figure was that approx 5,000 officers had left their...

Policing Strength England and Wales 2011/2012

Policing Strength England and Wales 2011/2012

At 09:30 this morning the Home Office released the latest batch of data laying out the policing strength of England and Wales 31st March 2011 to 31st March 2012. The headline figure is that...