Monthly Archive: November 2014

I Heard  a Rumour, And I Didn’t Like It One Bit

I Heard a Rumour, And I Didn’t Like It One Bit

In my state of euphoria yesterday following on from the #Plebgate findings I stumbled across a piece of “information”. I must first assure that I cannot verify this information but it is certainly plausible,...

British Police: Sitting Ducks For Jihadist Fanatics? – A Guest Blog By Chris Hobbs

British Police: Sitting Ducks For Jihadist Fanatics? – A Guest Blog By Chris Hobbs

This has also been published in Huffington Post As counter terrorism awareness week commences front line police officers in London and elsewhere are becoming increasingly fearful that they are likely to become victims of...

I’ll Have A Pint of Whatever The Home Secretary Is Drinking

I’ll Have A Pint of Whatever The Home Secretary Is Drinking

Can somebody PLEASE tell an old codger WTF is going on? In the last couple of months we’ve had (and this is just what my old grey cells can remember) Theresa May orders police:...

The Dishonest Politician’s Guide To The Police

The Dishonest Politician’s Guide To The Police

Nope, nothing to do me this one.   This catchy little title is the brainchild of Professor Tim Hope, Professor of Criminology at the University of Salford, which is a place near Manchester if I’m...

The Insidious Culture Of Fear

The Insidious Culture Of Fear

Fear is a powerful emotion. Let’s be honest, in the main, we tend to take notice of our fears, and for good, sensible reasons. Large organisations suffer corporate fear too. They tend to have...

A Good Day To Bury Bad News……You Were Warned

A Good Day To Bury Bad News……You Were Warned

So, some rebadged twat has won a By Election somewhere in rural England, Big Deal. The real news of today is this One in six police jobs expected to go after election, say senior...

HMIC No Crime The Whistleblowers’ Allegations

HMIC No Crime The Whistleblowers’ Allegations

Yesterday saw the publication of the HMIC report into allegations that Police Forces across England and Wales have been systematically under-recording crimes. They conclude that Police Forces have failed to record about 800,000 crimes...

Complaints, Discipline and Social Media – How Big Is The Problem?

Complaints, Discipline and Social Media – How Big Is The Problem?

There have been a few high-profile cases recently of officers falling foul of their Force Policies on Social Media and incurring the displeasure of PSD/DPS.  The ones that come most readily to mind are...

Image Over Integrity – Mark’s Story

Image Over Integrity – Mark’s Story

Here is the first of what I am hoping will turn into a Mini Series of posts on the theme of Image Over Integrity. I do hope that Tessa Munt MP doesn’t mind but...

Image Over Integrity

Image Over Integrity

Are you a retired or serving or otherwise Ex Police Officer? Maybe your career was terminated prematurely by order of the Discipline Panel? Do you have a story to tell? Do you want that...