Mesdames, I truly hope that what I have to say is not, and will not be viewed as, a knee-jerk reaction to a single hiccup in process.  It most certainly is not. Most recently there has been the case of …

An Open Letter To Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP Read more »

Next month will bring us the 2016 elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.  At this precise moment I have no idea how they will go.  Most areas have Local Authority Elections on the same day which will hopefully improve the …

Controversial?  Me? Maybe Just This Once Read more »

Volunteers. According to Saturday’s Grauniad Her Regal Highness Theresa May has decided that volunteers can be given what she calls ‘Police Powers’ and used to investigate ‘Sex Crimes’ and ‘Terror Offences’.  Since the staggering number of frontline officers that have …

The 43 Forces Of England And Wales Are Recruiting Read more »

I am grateful (again) to @NathanConstable. I had the read the article about West Yorkshire Police and dutifully spluttered coffee into my All Bran but Nathan tweeted that we should read he comments, which I had failed to do.  Please …

It’s All The Police’s Fault (No It Isn’t) Read more »

Just three short days ago Theresa May repeated her boring, rigid, pointless mantra that “Crime is falling”. On a visit to Portsmouth University to promote her latest cracking idea, using unpaid volunteers to investigate certain types of crime she said …

Can Anyone In The Home Office Actually Read? Read more »

This is Sparta. If only, but it is about numbers, so if you don’t like numbers you’d best leave now. Firstly, the 300, but actually it’s closer to 500. Gideon’s announcement said that the government would now protect the Police, …

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NOT I have just read Peter Kirkham’s most excellent post, and rather than paraphrase or précis it, I recommend that you read it here. All I can say in response is that the government have not made me feel any …

I Feel So Much Safer Now Read more »