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We Have Been Royally Had Over

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nothing to do with the Royal Family, but we have been royally had over by recent versions of what the Conservatives like to call a government. We all know by now the extent of the damage caused to Policing the Tories since 2010, so I’m not going to waste your time or mine 0 0

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Is Policing Perfect?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is Policing Perfect? No. Has Policing ever been perfect? No Will Policing ever be perfect? Probably not, BUT….. The demise of Policing is a reasonably complex problem, far more so than would have us believe. I don’t intend to repeat too much of what I have already said before, but prior to the intervention of

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Time To Kick The Home Office (Metaphorically)

Reading Time: 4 minutes A short while ago I found some Met stats that enabled me to quantify the number of weapons that had been recovered as an Unintended Consequence of a Stop/Search for Drugs. The data was well hidden, but it was there, so now it’s time to kick the Home Office (metaphorically) It was a monstrous sized

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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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Police Uplift Programme – The Definitive Update ??

Reading Time: 3 minutes There has been much debate on Social Media about the success of the Police Uplift Programme, the government scheme to recruit 20,000 extra (now changed to new) Police Officers. I tried writing to the 43 Forces asking how many recruits had resigned within their first 3 years of service, but that wasn’t terrifically successful, I

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Oh Mrs May Whatever HAVE You Done?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Oh Mrs May Whatever HAVE You Done? Don’t worry, she hasn’t done anything new, I just thought I’d take a slightly different look at the long term effects of her, now infamous, Police Reforms, just over 10 years later. January is a funny old month in the dry world of Police statistics. It just so

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We Have Recruited 55% Of The Additional Officers Under The Police Uplift Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes The latest stats are out and the government (Home Office) have proudly proclaimed that, as at 31st December 2021, they had recruited 55% of the promised Additional New Police officers. Is this true? Is it bo****ks. So, I accept that they have recruited 11,048 towards their ambitious target of 20,000, but is that 11,048 additional

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Police Uplift Programme September 2021 – An Open Response To Priti Patel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today the government published the latest update on the Police Uplift Programme. An update that had the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, proudly tweeting how successful it was. This is how she broke the news “We’re delivering on our promise to the British people to recruit 20,000 additional police.“ Really? Firstly the wording has changed

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Our support for our brave police officers is unwavering

Reading Time: 2 minutes How many of us can say that Our support for our brave police officers is unwavering?  Apparently our Home Office can Seldom before have I read such uncompromising and total bollocks The economy has been significantly impacted by the pandemic but we're committed to supporting the police by: ✅ Recruiting 20,000 police officers✅ Increasing taxpayer

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