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Police Now – Do We Still Need Them? – Did We Ever?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Before we start I would like to point out that this most definitely NOT a pop at individual officers who have entered under the Police Now flag. I don’t know any personally, I don’t know enough about the individual officers to comment either way on their abilities, and I genuinely wish them all the best […]

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How Grass Roots Front Line Policing Gave Us Police Now

Reading Time: 4 minutes I almost apologise for banging on about Police Now. I’ll stop soon, honest. One of the things that stretched my curiosity was “how did Police Now come to exist in the first place?” I now think I have the answer to that, good old-fashioned Front Line coppers. Once upon a time, in the kingdom of

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Police Now – Impact Assessment

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have read much on Twitter this week about Police Now and how they have contributed to the world of Policing. I was particularly taken with their response to a conversation on Twitter regarding their collection of certain socio-economic data as part of their selection process. In the interest of fairness I reproduce the relevant

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Fear Not – The Right People Have Arrived To Save Us

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s fair to say that I am vexed, but fear not – the right People have arrived to save us. Last night I tripped over a Twitter conversation concerning one of my favourite organisations, Police Now. Two of their 2015 intake were promoting the benefits of the Police Now route into Policing, and, in my

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I Have Seen The Future – TJF, Very F

Reading Time: 3 minutes TJF, that was one of the very first things I was told when I left the cocoon that was Hendon Training School and appeared at my very first nick. I suspect that it has been common parlance for generations. Looking at various Tweets and Facebook posts over the past week.  Thinking about the tragic events

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Mixed Messages From @NPCC @Police_Now @MetropolitanPolice and @CollegeOfPolicing?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m old, I’m confused and my brain hurts. Firstly, the much-revered College of Policing has proposed completely shaking up the entry route into the Police Service; The three proposals are Proposal 1. Establish a qualifications framework for policing so that individuals can gain recognition that has meaning and credibility Proposal 2. Opportunities for existing officers

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Police Now – What Have We Learnt?

Reading Time: 4 minutes There has been a huge amount of discussion over the last couple of weeks about Police Now, some good, some bad, some supportive, some most definitely not. I had queries about their ‘charitable’ registration, in particular the references to the Armed Forces, and being for the benefit of ‘Mankind’.  I have received reassurances that these

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