Monthly Archive: April 2015

What On Earth Has Happened To Professional Standards?

What On Earth Has Happened To Professional Standards?

It’s a question I’ve posed before, but I’ve just read a book, The Crocodile Court, which is basically about a West Midlands Police Sergeant who falls foul of the discipline system and what happens...

You Have Only One Target – To Reduce Crime

You Have Only One Target – To Reduce Crime

Well I suppose I need to start with an apology, this story is not about Targets or Crime, just the opposite really, and if any of you are feeling a tad squeamish you might...

So Were Regan And Hunt Really So Bad?

So Were Regan And Hunt Really So Bad?

In the last few weeks I’ve thought a lot about the poor old Met.  What has happened to it over the years? Where is it going? Why is it going there? When I joined...

Have Your Say, Tell Me What You Think

Have Your Say, Tell Me What You Think

Good morning one and all. I’ve been giving some thought to the awful Draconian cuts that this government has inflicted upon many if not all of our Public Sector Services. I have written a...

Yes We CAN Have Stronger Border Controls

Yes We CAN Have Stronger Border Controls

I have heard and read about the perceived weakness of our country’s borders. Some of it from people who have guarded our borders, some from politicos and some from well-meaning commentators. Well I think...

Shouldn’t The College of Policing Be Better Behaved?

Shouldn’t The College of Policing Be Better Behaved?

I thought that Policing was much about Right and Wrong, making sure people do things right and prosecuting (other methods of Disposal are also available) the ones who didn’t.  Am I very wide of...

People Of Northumbria – Have Your Say

People Of Northumbria – Have Your Say

Twitter was ablaze yesterday, well, smouldering at least, with news that the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, had made a sizeable donation to a charity that she herself is apparently a...

Take No Notice It’s Just Me Sounding Off

Take No Notice It’s Just Me Sounding Off

It’s one of those days today, you know, one of those days when you just want to shout out loud and get ‘stuff’ off your chest. Well today is one of those days, so...