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Please Tell Me I’m Dreaming

Reading Time: 2 minutes Somebody, or several somebodies, will disagree with me on this, and that is fine, but maybe you could please tell me I’m dreaming, or maybe it’s a nightmare. Today I heard some news about Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth.  I don’t know very much about her and she may well be the nicest person on […]

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How Did We Come To This?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was having a conversation this morning, (Monday) on Twatter, with somebody who appears to be a serving officer. I have no intention of identifying this person, their identity is not important, but how did we come to this? was the topic of discussion. Specifically I was bemoaning the fact that initial investigations at burglaries

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Stating The Bleedin Obvious

Reading Time: 2 minutes Those of you who follow this blog regularly will no doubt have noticed something a little unexpected about it. The College of Policing are pushing the ‘new’, ‘better’ Entry Routes above the more traditional Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP). Lancashire PCC Andrew Snowden, in an interview with Police Oracle, has firmly criticised the

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Police Uplift Programme – Now I’m REALLY Confused

Reading Time: 3 minutes A short while ago I wrote a post about how I couldn’t take the Police Uplift Programme seriously. As a result of not being able to take it seriously I sent an FOIA request to the National Police Chiefs Council. You may recall that the National Police Chiefs Council has previously released a set of

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Police Uplift Programme & Graduate/Apprenticeship Entry – Do They Mix?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Police Uplift Programme & Graduate/Apprenticeship Entry – Do They Mix?  Much has been heard from the Home Office and the Conservative Party in General about the Police Uplift Programme.  Those of you who have read me regularly will know by now what I think of it, if you haven’t heard you can find my musings

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The ‘Nonsense’ That Is The Police Graduate Entry Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Much has been said about the Policing Educational Qualification Framework (PEQF) and the so called Graduate Entry Programme. I have been one of many to mistakenly use this title, but it is a misnomer, indeed, it has even been called ‘Nonsense’. You definitely do NOT need to have a degree before you can apply to

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17 Year Old Recruits; Is This What Policing Needs?

Reading Time: 3 minutes There was an article in The Thunderer, and others, yesterday announcing that recruitment into the Police Service will be opened up to 17 year olds. 17 Year Old Recruits; Is This What Policing Needs? This seems to have quite literally polarised the world of Social Media. Personally I’m opposed to it. The main reason that

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More College Smoke And Mirrors?

Reading Time: < 1 minute A recent set of College of Policing Board minutes makes the bold claim that the Police Service will be recruiting 53,000 new officers over a three year period. More College Smoke And Mirrors? This presumably includes Boris’ famous 20,000 officers. My problem is this, since 2005 (at least) the Police Service has never recruited more

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