Monthly Archive: January 2014

Policing In Austerity Two And A Half Years On

Policing In Austerity Two And A Half Years On

In July 2012 HMIC released a series of reports Entitled Policing in Austerity One Year On. They wrote one report for each of the Forces in England and Wales. In each report was contained...

Dear Mr Gargan……

Dear Mr Gargan……

It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote this blog concerning your recent receipt of a Gold Award from Investors in People. Today, I read in the news that ‘Significant Cuts’ were coming to...

This Is How We Know #CrimeStat Fudging Has Been Going On For Years

This Is How We Know #CrimeStat Fudging Has Been Going On For Years

I do apologise to you, my reader, but I couldn’t let this go unchallenged any longer. I very nearly said “Damn” when I saw this. Mr Tom Winsor, Head Fred at HMIC, said in...

So Just How Much DO the Beeb Pay Politicians For Their Appearances?

So Just How Much DO the Beeb Pay Politicians For Their Appearances?

I’m sorry, you’ll probably find that a boring question, but after seeing the same old faces time and time again on Newsnight, Question Time et al, I rather thought that I’d like to know....

So, the Force With 2 Officers Per 1,000 Head of Population Is Getting A Rural Policing Centre Of Excellence

So, the Force With 2 Officers Per 1,000 Head of Population Is Getting A Rural Policing Centre Of Excellence

Somewhere round about the middle of December I wrote about the loneliness of the Rural Police Officer in Dyfed Powys Police. You can find it here if you haven’t already read it. Then I...

Stop And Search To Be Replaced By Slap n Tickle?

Stop And Search To Be Replaced By Slap n Tickle?

I might not be the world’s greatest expert on the finer points of PACE but I do like to think that I know a little bit about practical coppering, and I don’t mean bending...

A Gold Star For Avon & Somerset

A Gold Star For Avon & Somerset

I mentioned in a recent blog that the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, Mr Nick Gargan QPM, had been publicising on Twitter the fact that his force had been awarded a Gold Achievement...

A Summary Execution? I Think Not

A Summary Execution? I Think Not

Today is not a day for ranting, today is a day for calm reflection, so I will do my best. Yesterday we received the ‘Conclusion’ of the Mark Duggan Inquest. Some will be satisfied...

Have I Got This Right?

Have I Got This Right?

Or am I completely barking? Police Officers are being moved out of ‘back room’ jobs and put back on the beat where they have always belonged, right?  No arguement there. Police Staff (Civvies or...